Class Code: 9170
Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:
Code 9170 applies to employers that provide janitorial services for others. Janitorial services are defined as keeping a building clean by routine dusting, vacuuming rugs, and emptying ashtrays—and/or both keeping a building clean and performing various types of maintenance or minor repair work for upkeep of a building.
Stated differently, an employer qualifies as a janitorial service if the employer exclusively cleans a building or performs maintenance or minor repair operations in addition to cleaning a building.
These maintenance or minor repair operations may include, but are not limited to, painting, cleaning windows, changing light bulbs, assisting occupants in the placement of furniture, replacing glass panes, clearing drains, and cleaning carpets. Code 9170 is not intended for a contractor such as a painter, plumber, electrician, carpenter, or “handyperson.” These employers must be assigned to the appropriate construction classifications. Code 9170 is not intended for heavy construction operations conducted by the janitorial employer. Operations such as new construction, structural alterations, or rewiring a building are considered beyond the scope of Code 9170 and are separately classified.
Code 9170 applies to specialty contractors who perform residential or boiler cleaning using vacuum suction equipment; floor waxing or polishing; cleaning or washing of interior walls; and cleaning, sanitizing, and deodorizing of restrooms. Code 9170 also applies to specialty contractors who provide swimming pool maintenance for homeowners.
Related Operations Not Classified to Code 9170:
CROSS-REF. CHIMNEY CLEANING—RESIDENTIAL—INCLUDES CHIMNEY CLEANING ABOVE GROUND LEVEL & DRIVERS
|Applies to the cleaning of chimneys by the vacuum suction method above ground level. Chimney cleaning when performed at ground level to be separately rated as Code 9014. If verifiable records are not maintained, the entire payroll is assigned to the highest-rated classification that applies to the job or location where the chimney cleaning is performed.
CROSS-REF. MOBILE POWER OR PRESSURE CLEANING SERVICES—INCLUDES POWER OR PRESSURE CLEANING ABOVE GROUND LEVEL & DRIVERS
|Applies to the cleaning of building exteriors and equipment using portable water or steam power cleaning systems. Power or pressure cleaning when performed at ground level to be separately rated as Code 9014. If verifiable records are not maintained, the entire payroll is assigned to the highest-rated classification that applies to the job or location where the power or pressure cleaning is performed. Power or pressure cleaning of roofs to be separately rated to Code 5551.