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Classification Phraseology as of:
1/1/2020
 
Classification Code:
5187(1)
 
Phraseology:
PLUMBING — including shop, yard or storage operations — gas, steam, hot water or other pipe fittings installation, including house connections installation — employees whose regular hourly wage equals or exceeds $28.00 per hour — N.O.C.

Assignment of this classification is subject to verification at the time of final audit that the employee's regular hourly wage equals or exceeds $28.00 per hour. The payroll of an employee whose regular hourly wage is not shown to equal or exceed $28.00 per hour shall be classified as 5183(1), Plumbing.

Footnote:

This classification applies to the installation, service or repair of plumbing systems, including but not limited to piping, valves, faucets, toilets, sinks, showers, bathtubs, water heaters and water heating systems within the property line of commercial or residential properties. This classification also applies to drain clearing operations for pipe that does not exceed 6" in diameter. This classification includes excavation operations performed by the same employer in support of its plumbing operations.

This classification also applies to the installation or repair of solar water heating systems, swimming pool plumbing, water meters or central vacuum systems. This classification also applies to the installation or repair of radiators used for heating, oil or gas burners, burner dampers, air diffusers or burner rings.

This classification also applies to the installation or repair of outdoor sprinkler systems provided the employer is not primarily engaged in landscape gardening operations at the same job or location. If the employer is primarily engaged in landscape gardening at a particular job or location, sprinkler installation or repair at such job or location shall be classified as 0042, Landscape Gardening.

The installation of underground water, gas or sewer lines along streets or roads shall be classified as 6315(1)/6316(1), Water Mains or Connections Construction, 6315(2)/6316(2), Gas Mains or Connections Construction, or 6307/6308, Sewer Construction, respectively. The installation of sewer lines within property lines where the sewer pipe exceeds 6" in diameter shall be classified as 6307/6308, Sewer Construction.

The cleaning of sewer lines within property lines where the sewer pipe exceeds 6" in diameter shall be classified as 9402, Sewer, Tank or Hazardous Spill Cleaning.

The installation, service or repair of water softening, conditioning or filtration systems shall be classified as 9519(4), Water Softening, Conditioning or Filtration Systems.

Automatic fire suppression sprinkler system installation within buildings shall be classified as 5185/5186, Automatic Sprinkler Installation.

Industry Group/Related Classifications:
Approved Pure Premium Rate:
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Effective DatePure Premium RateNote
1/1/2019$2.88New/Renewal
7/1/2018$3.75New/Renewal
1/1/2018$4.18New/Renewal
Prior Phraseology and Footnote:
Shown below is the previously published phraseology and footnoteEffective Date

Phraseology:
PLUMBING — shop and outside — gas, steam, hot water or other pipe fittings installation, including house connections installation — employees whose regular hourly wage equals or exceeds $26.00 per hour — N.O.C.

Assignment of this classification is subject to verification at the time of final audit that the employee’s regular hourly wage equals or exceeds $26.00 per hour. The payroll of an employee whose regular hourly wage is not shown to equal or exceed $26.00 per hour shall be classified as 5183(1), Plumbing.

Footnote:
This classification applies to the installation, service and repair of plumbing systems, including but not limited to piping, valves, faucets, toilets, sinks, showers, bathtubs and water heaters within the property line of commercial or residential properties. This classification also applies to drain clearing operations for pipe that does not exceed 6" in diameter. This classification includes incidental excavation operations.

This classification also applies to the installation and repair of solar water heating systems, swimming pool plumbing, water meters and central vacuum systems. This classification also applies to the installation and repair of oil or gas burners and radiators used for heating.

This classification also applies to the installation and repair of outdoor sprinkler systems provided the employer is not primarily engaged in landscape gardening operations at the same job or location. If the employer is primarily engaged in landscape gardening at a particular job or location, sprinkler installation or repair at such job or location shall be classified as 0042, Landscape Gardening.

The installation of underground water, gas or sewer lines along streets and roads shall be classified as 6315(1)/6316(1), Water Mains or Connections Construction, 6315(2)/6316(2), Gas Mains or Connections Construction, or 6307/6308, Sewer Construction, respectively.

The installation of sewer lines within property lines where the sewer pipe exceeds 6" in diameter shall be classified as 6307/6308, Sewer Construction.

The cleaning of sewer lines within property lines where the sewer pipe exceeds 6" in diameter shall be classified as 9402, Sewer, Tank or Hazardous Spill Cleaning.

The installation, service or repair of water softening, conditioning or filtration systems shall be classified as 9519(4), Water Softening, Conditioning or Filtration Systems.

Automatic fire suppression sprinkler system installation within buildings shall be classified as 5185/5186, Automatic Sprinkler Installation.

1/1/2018
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