Class Code: 3574

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

Code 3574, a “not otherwise classified” classification, is assigned to insureds engaged in the manufacture of adding, computing, recording, typewriters or other office machines. The term “recording” refers to voice recording machines typically used in an office to dictate letters. Computing machines includes computers of all sizes, whether of the desk top or larger variety.

This classification contemplates the stamping of castings, machining, plastic molding and the manufacture of other component parts, although these operations may be sublet to others. A great deal of intricate assembly is involved with the manufacture of products classified to Code 3574. The assembly work may involve drilling, wiring and soldering, securing with nuts and bolts and screws.

The painting of these products by dip or spray methods and drying in ovens or by electric lamps is also contemplated by this code.

Code 3574 additionally applies to insureds engaged in the manufacture of cash registers, sewing machines (see information at end of scope regarding the repair of sewing machines), air pressure or steam gauges, gas meters, speedometers and taximeters. Although there may be some machining operations, the work is primarily bench assembly of component parts and calibration of the control mechanisms, which are usually received from others.

By analogy, the manufacture of slot machines (not vending machines) and voting machines is assigned to Code 3574.

Insureds engaged in the manufacture of small arms of .50 caliber or under, such as pistols, rifles, shotguns and light machine guns, are assigned to Code 3574. Also, insureds that manufacture or assemble complete cartridges for small arms ammunition and cartridge components other than cartridge cases are assigned to this code. Cartridge components include armor piercing cores and jackets for both ball and armor piercing bullets. Additionally, cartridge charging and loading operations performed by the manufacturer of complete cartridges are assigned to Code 3574. Refer to Code 3315—Cartridge or Shell Case Manufacturing for insureds that manufacture cartridge cases only, not fully assembled cartridges. Refer to Code 4771 for those insureds that do not manufacture cartridge cases but engage in small arms cartridge charging or loading.

The manufacturing operations described in the preceding paragraph may involve metal stamping of castings, machining and assembling as well as a high proportion of inspection work.

The repair of commercial sewing machines is classified as follows:

5190 Electrical Wiring Away From Shop & Drivers
3643 Repairing and Rebuilding Electric Motors
3574 Repairing and Rebuilding Sewing Machines, Cutters, and Parts in Shop
3724 Repairing, Installing, and Dismantling in Sewing Plants & Drivers

Refer to Code 9519 for the installation, service or repair of noncommercial sewing machines.

Code 3574 operations are designated as “not otherwise classified” (NOC). These NOC operations shall apply to an insured only when no other classification more specifically describes the insured’s operation(s). The following is a representative list of classifications somewhat related in nature to Code 3574 operations that are not assigned to Code 3574:

3179 Electrical Apparatus Mfg.
3643 Electric Power or Transmission Equipment Mfg.
3685 Instrument Mfg. NOC
5191 Office Machine or Appliance—Installation, Service & Repair
3681 Television, Radio, Telephone or Telecommunication Device Mfg. NOC

State Addendum
Massachusetts Refer to Code 3681 for risks engaged in the manufacture of adding or computing machines. Computing machines include computers of all sizes, whether of the desktop or larger variety. Refer to Code 3571 for steam or air pressure gauges. Refer to Code 3200 for risks engaged in the manufacture of small arms of .50 caliber or under such as pistols, rifles, shotguns, and light machine guns.

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 0.64

Construction Exemption Required: No