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Proposed Classification Changes: Video Media, Audio Media and Book Stores

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Proposed Classification Changes: Video Media, Audio Media and Book Stores

June 28, 2017

As part of its administration of the California Workers' Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan—1995 (USRP) and the Standard Classification System, the WCIRB performs studies to ensure that USRP provisions and classifications are aligned with the California economy and reflect industry changes and new processes in the workplace.

The WCIRB’s Classification Research team completed a number of studies that resulted in proposals to eliminate, amend or establish classifications effective January 1, 2018. One of the studies focused on Classification 8070, Stores – video media – retail, due to rapidly declining statistical credibility. The Classification Research team noted that Classification 8071, Stores – books – retail, is currently marginally credible, and its credibility has also been rapidly decreasing with evolving practices in that industry. Retail video stores, book stores and audio media stores have similar operations, and many stores sell a combination of these products. Consolidating these stores into a single classification significantly improves statistical credibility and produces a classification that specifically describes these specialty retailers.

To learn more about the proposed changes, register to attend a free informational webinar:

Video Media, Audio Media and Book Stores
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM PT

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The Standard Classification System

WCIRB Webinars