Buying workers’ compensation for:

Manufacturing and Food Production

Manufacturing and Food Production

What to Know

  • Because it is very physically demanding and involves heavy machinery, manufacturing jobs are higher risk compared to other industries.
  • The nature of your business, number of employees being covered and past coverage and claims are all factors in how much your premium will cost.

Potential Hazards

  • Large, heavy equipment, noisy machines, dangerous tools and working at heights can all be hazardous in manufacturing work environments.
  • Workers are at risk of falling, being struck by an object, getting clothing or limbs caught in machinery, eye injury, hearing damage and slip-and-fall injuries.
  • Some jobs in this industry can be very physically demanding, involving heavy lifting or pulling and putting workers at higher risk for sprains, strains and repetitive stress injuries.
  • Working at heights above 15 feet will make your business a greater risk.

Work Class Codes

Many businesses have several work class codes that describe what their employees do. It’s important to classify each group of employees accurately because it could alter your premium dramatically.

Other Tips

If your insured employs workers in multiple states or your insured’s employees are temporarily working out-of-state, they need to purchase insurance for all the states where their workers are located, according to each state’s laws. Call 1-800-476-2948 and let us walk you through it.

The nature of your insured’s business, number of employees being covered and past coverage and claims are all factors in how much their premium will cost.