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Classification and Test Audit Insight Answers Frequently Asked Questions

July 22, 2015

Every bi-weekly edition of the Classification and Test Audit Insight highlights a common classification and test audit issue. As a subscriber, these helpful articles are delivered directly to your inbox, but did you know that you can access them on too? More than 40 past editions of the Classification and Test Audit Insight are available in the WCIRB E-Newsletter archive and are searchable through the search feature.

These articles are a great resource and may help you with a classification issue that you are currently facing. Recently we compiled a list of the top 5 frequently asked classification questions received by the WCIRB Contact Center and discovered they were covered in previous editions of the Classification and Test Audit Insight e-newsletter: 

  1. What is needed on a timecard to support a construction employee’s hourly wage?

    This question is discussed in the following articles which cover timecard recordkeeping requirements, division of payroll and dual wage construction classifications:

  2. Which property management employees qualify for 8740?
    Read Property Management Companion Classifications to learn how property management operations and building operations are classified.
  3. How are after school and day care programs classified?
    Read Schools and Day Care Programs: How Classifications 8868/9101, 8875 and 9059 Apply to learn how after school programs at schools might be classified differently than day care centers.
  4. How are water and fire damage restoration operations classified?
    Read Classifying Smoke/Fire/Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration which explores first response cleanup, restoration and reconstruction and additional operations. 
  5. How are hard and soft demolition operations classified?
    The article Classifying Wrecking and Demolition Operations covers USRP rules regarding these operations.

We encourage you to take advantage of all the educational resources provided in the Learning Center on We are committed to expanding these resources to meet your needs. So if you have a question or a topic that you would like covered in an upcoming Classification and Test Audit Insight, please send it to us at [email protected].

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