Class Code: 9402

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

Code 9402 is applied to specialist contractors or municipal employees engaged in street cleaning. The cleaning may be performed by either manual or mechanical means such as the use of mechanical sweepers. Some sweepers direct a spray onto the street surfaces and rotary brooms sweep dirt and other debris into storage bins. Filled bins are then disposed of at commercial dumps. Streets may also be cleaned by water sprinkling trucks. The water carries the dirt to the curb and the water and dirt drain into sewers.

Spray cleaning of the interior walls of tunnels is considered analogous to street cleaning and is assigned to Code 9402. The clearing of snow from public or private parking lots, streets or roads is assigned to Code 9402. This includes employees of toll roads who have been hired specifically to perform snow removal operations.

Code 9402 contemplates routine beach or shoreline cleaning as well as beach or shoreline cleaning made necessary due to oil spills. This includes the onshore cleaning of rocks with hot water under pressure alongside banks or shores of waterways where oil spills have reached land. When oil spill cleanup is performed from a vessel in navigable waters and maritime coverage is afforded, refer to the scopes for Codes 7394, 7395 or 7398. When maritime coverage is excluded but Longshore coverage has been endorsed onto the policy to provide coverage for shore personnel operating cleaning equipment from a nearby barge, Code 9402, increased by the USL&HW loading factor, should apply.

The power sweeping of parking lots is assigned by analogy to Code 9402.

Outdoor spraying operations for mosquito or other insect control that do not take place at farms or irrigation systems are additionally classified to Code 9402. The operations involve filling an insecticide into trucks equipped with special spray equipment that dispenses the insecticide. Spraying on farms or irrigation systems by specialists is classified to Code 0050. If the spraying is conducted by an irrigation works operation, it is classified to Code 0251. Refer to Code 7420 for aerial application of insecticides.

Code 9402 also is applied to specialist contractors or municipal employees engaged in cleaning mainline sewers and storm sewers where material and other refuse from the street is likely to accumulate. Street mains, which are usually large, require the use of heavy nonportable equipment that forces the waste material along the sewer line from manhole to manhole until the line is clear. The waste material is removed by hand using buckets or by using suction devices that pump the waste into a collection tank on a truck. Some sewer cleaning insureds also perform sewer inspection and crack sealing operations using a remote control method by which a grouting unit is fed into a sewer pipe and positioned at the point of seepage after the cracks first have been located by means of a closed circuit television inspection camera. The grouting unit’s expandable diaphragm is then inflated to seal off the crack. These inspection and sealing operations properly fall within the scope of Code 9402.

Specialists engaged in cleaning cesspools or septic tanks utilizing vacuum pump trucks as well as specialists who rent, deliver, install and service portable toilets are also assigned to Code 9402.

Risks that are in the business of operating tank trucks equipped with pumps that are used to pick up waste oil and water at sites other than oil well sites are classified to Code 9402. Refer to Code 6216 for risks engaged in these operations at oil well sites. These risks can be referred to as vacuum truck operators. Code 9402 is applicable to the described risks provided they do not engage in any other activities such as recycling of the waste material but merely transport same to another business entity that will dispose of the waste material.

State Addendum
Massachusetts Refer to Code 5509 for street cleaning or snow removal operations conducted by municipal, township, county or state employees. Code 5509 includes employees of toll roads who have been hired specifically to perform snow removal operations.

Code 7398 is not available (N/A MA).

Refer to Code 0106 for specialist contractors or municipal employees engaged in outdoor spraying for mosquito or other insect control. Spraying on farms or irrigation systems by specialists is classified to Code 0050. If the spraying is conducted by an irrigation works operation, it is classified to Code 0251. Refer to Code 7420 for fixed-wing aircraft or Code 7425 for helicopter aerial application of insecticides. Code 6216 is not available (N/A MA).


Code 9402 also applies to specialist contractors engaged exclusively in painting stripes on parking lots and/or traffic lines on streets or roads at a job or location. Refer to Code 5221 for the painting of parking lot stripes, and Code 5506 for the painting of traffic lines on streets or roads when the paving contractor also performs such operations at the same job or location where paving operations are conducted. Refer to Code 5509 for traffic line or road marking operations conducted by municipal, township, county or state employees.

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 4.48

Construction Exemption Required: No