Class Code: 3681
Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:
Code 3681 covers the manufacture of apparatus related to the telephone, telegraph, radio and television industries and related electronic products, which in their manufacturing processes involve a substantial proportion of assembling, testing and packaging operations.
This classification is applied to the manufacture of complete radio and television sets, hearing aids, transformers, coils, sockets, condensers, switches, antennae, phones, speaker units, dials, rheostats, plugs, arrestors, resistors, wire harnesses for radio and television sets, printed circuits, custom coil winding of electronic coils used in aircraft control devices and computers, electrical control relays for aircraft missiles and miniature compensators.
Tools used in the manufacturing of the aforementioned products may include saws, drill presses, sheet metal shears, lathes and punch presses.
Code 3681 is assigned to insureds who manufacture electronic components for signal-receiving satellite dishes. This classification procedure is applicable to insureds who do not manufacture a complete dish. Insureds who do manufacture complete dishes may still have the electronic component manufacturing portion of their operation assigned to Code 3681 provided Basic Manual rules pertaining to payroll records and physical separation without interchange of labor are adhered to. Code 3681 is not applicable to insureds who will purchase the complete electronic receiving unit from others and only bolt it to a dish.
The manufacture of electronic circuit boards is additionally contemplated by Code 3681. The process may include the coating of boards with a thin coat of metal, dipping the boards into tanks containing chemicals, cutting the boards to size using saws and punching and drilling operations.
Certain Code 3681 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 operations. The following is a representative list of classifications somewhat related in nature to Code 3681 operations that are not assigned to Code 3681:
|Computing, Recording or Office Machine Mfg.
|Electrical Apparatus Mfg. NOC
|Office Machine or Appliance—Installation, Inspection, Adjustment, or Repair
|Electronic Equipment—Installation, Service or Repair—Shop and Outside & Drivers
In addition to this representative list, one should review sources such as the alphabetical index in this manual to determine whether a classification other than Code 3681 or a classification other than one on the above list is applicable to the operations being reviewed for classification purposes.
Massachusetts Code 3681 is assigned to insureds that manufacture printed circuit boards and also assemble the electronic components onto the boards. The manufacture of circuit boards exclusively, without assembly of the electronic components onto the printed circuit board, is properly assigned to Code 4351. Code 3681 also applies to 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 9519 for risks engaged in the installation, service, or repair of radio, television, video and audio equipment (Code 9516 is N/A MA).