Certain operations present a unique exposure to hazard that is not common or prevalent in most industries. Employees who are engaged in these activities must be assigned to a separate classification. These activities, referred to as General Exclusions, include the following:
General Exclusions Example
If a company operates a machine shop and a foundry to produce castings, the foundry activities would be assigned to the appropriate foundry classification, not to the machine shop classification. Most machine shops do not operate foundries, and operating a foundry is a unique exposure that requires a separate classification.
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