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Classification Phraseology as of:
1/1/2020
 
Classification Code:
5195
 
Phraseology:
COMMUNICATIONS CABLING — within buildings — including shop, yard or storage operations
Footnote:

This classification applies to the installation of low voltage cable for voice or data transmission or the splicing of fiber optic cable or low voltage wire within buildings, utility vaults or boxes. This classification also applies to splicing fiber optic cables at ground level for other concerns on a fee basis.

Classification 5195 does not apply when the low voltage cable is installed in connection with the installation of equipment or systems, including but not limited to instruments, controls, telecommunication antennas, computers or telephone systems, cable or satellite television systems, building automation or energy management control systems and sound or alarm systems by the same employer. In such cases, all operations shall be assigned to the appropriate installation classification.

The installation of computer or telephone systems or equipment shall be classified as 5193, Computer or Telephone System or Equipment Installation, Service or Repair.

The installation of television, video, audio or radio equipment shall be classified as 9516, Television, Video, Audio or Radio Equipment Installation, Service or Repair.

The installation of security alarm, fire alarm or life safety systems shall be classified as 7605, Security Alarm, Fire Alarm or Life Safety Systems Installation, Service or Repair.

The installation of programmable industrial controls shall be classified as 5130(1), Programmable Industrial Controls Installation, Service or Repair.

The installation of building automation or energy management control systems shall be classified as 5130(2), Building Automation or Energy Management Control Systems Installation, Service or Repair.

The installation of telecommunication antennas or antenna equipment that are located on rooftops, towers, structures or other exterior locations shall be classified as 9531(1), Telecommunication Antenna Equipment Installation, Service or Repair.

The installation of satellite or non-satellite antennas or antenna equipment for television or internet connectivity shall be classified as 9531(2), Satellite Television or Internet Antenna Equipment Installation, Service or Repair.

The installation of underground cabling shall be classified as 6325, Conduit Construction or Underground Wiring.

The installation of aerial cabling shall be classified as 7601, Aerial Line Construction.

Industry Group/Related Classifications:
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Effective DatePure Premium RateNote
1/1/2019$4.08New/Renewal
7/1/2018$5.08New/Renewal
1/1/2018$5.66New/Renewal
Prior Phraseology and Footnote:
Shown below is the previously published phraseology and footnoteEffective Date

Phraseology:

COMMUNICATIONS CABLING — within buildings — including shop

Footnote:

This classification applies to the installation of low voltage cable for voice or data transmission or the splicing of fiber optic cable or low voltage wire within buildings, utility vaults or boxes. This classification also applies to splicing fiber optic cables at ground level for other concerns on a fee basis.

Classification 5195 does not apply when the low voltage cable is installed in connection with the installation of equipment or systems, including but not limited to instruments, controls, telecommunication antennas, computers or telephone systems, cable or satellite television systems, building automation or energy management control systems and sound or alarm systems by the same employer. In such cases, all operations shall be assigned to the appropriate installation classification.

The installation of computer or telephone systems or equipment shall be classified as 5193, Computer or Telephone System or Equipment Installation, Service or Repair.

The installation of television, video, audio or radio equipment shall be classified as 9516, Television, Video, Audio or Radio Equipment Installation, Service or Repair.

The installation of security alarm, fire alarm or life safety systems shall be classified as 7605, Security Alarm, Fire Alarm or Life Safety Systems Installation, Service or Repair.

The installation of programmable industrial controls shall be classified as 5130(1), Programmable Industrial Controls Installation, Service or Repair.

The installation of building automation or energy management control systems shall be classified as 5130(2), Building Automation or Energy Management Control Systems Installation, Service or Repair.

The installation of telecommunication antennas or antenna equipment that are located on rooftops, towers, structures or other exterior locations shall be classified as 9531(1), Telecommunication Antenna Equipment Installation, Service or Repair.

The installation of satellite or non-satellite antennas or antenna equipment for television or internet connectivity shall be classified as 9531(2), Satellite Television or Internet Antenna Equipment Installation, Service or Repair.

The installation of underground cabling shall be classified as 6325, Conduit Construction or Underground Wiring.

The installation of aerial cabling shall be classified as 7601, Aerial Line Construction.

1/1/2019
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