Employers of the 26 workers who manufacture explosives in Washington will pay a composite base rate of $1.7612 per hour for each employee in workers’ compensation premiums in 2011.
That’s up 12 percent from last year.
Greenhouse and mushroom farm workers, up 5 percent. Fish hatchery employees, up 8 percent.
The state Department of Labor & Industries announced Friday it had made permanent the emergency premium increases to workers’ compensation rates that took effect Jan. 1.
Bridge constructors; up 20 percent. Plumbers, up 18 percent.
Typically, in the 2011 premium list, the costs to full-time employees have gone down while the costs paid by employers have increased.
Blacksmiths, up 8 percent. Fruit packers, up 2 percent.
The average increase in Washington is 12 percent, said L&I in a release Friday.
Traveling carnivals and circuses, up 10 percent. Domestic servants, up 14 percent. Automobile dealers, up 16 percent. Restaurants and taverns, up 6 percent.
Newspaper publishers, up 14 percent.