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Food and Beverage Service Industry Classification Changes

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Resulting from a multi-year WCIRB study on the Food and Beverage Service Industry Group, the recommendation to divide Classification 9079(1), Restaurants or Taverns, into six new classifications was approved. These changes will go into effect for policies incepting on or after September 1, 2024.

The WCIRB will conduct ongoing outreach, develop training resources and offer webinars on the new classifications and what this means for you. Refer back to this page for the latest information.