NYS Workers Comp Rate for Code 5545 Roofing rises 14.5% in 2011
Description: NYS Workers Compensation Code5545 applies when the job site is one or two families dwellings and private garages that have sloped roofs. The roof slope must be greater than 3/12. Any type of roofing material may be used such as asphalt shingles, metal, slate, tile or paper. Yard employees and drivers are also included in this code whether at the job site or at a separate location. The work applies to both installation of new or repair older roofs.
This code does not apply to new construction when all of the carpentry work in connection with the construction of dwellings (refer to carpentry codes 5403, 5645 or 5651.
Materials Used: asphalt shingles, metal, slate, tile or paper, waterproofing material, insulation
Pricing: Solid companies with a good loss history can obtain better than average pricing on NYS Workers compensation rates.
NYS Workers Comp Rate Code 5545 Increase explained-
Roofing contractors are subject to heights and therefore have some of the more severe workers comp exposures NY state looks at how this class has performed over the last three years and increases or decreases the rate accordingly.