Temporary staffing companies provide workers for other businesses. These workers fill short-term or long-term temporary positions, sometimes known as “temp help” work. Temporary staffing companies are unique because they continue to pay the worker while the worker is under a contract to provide temporary help to another company. This industry has its own workers’ compensation risk classifications and rates.

These tabs contain instructions to help you estimate the workers’ compensation cost for temporary workers, based on your client’s job descriptions.

Note: If you don’t pay your workers’ compensation premiums, your client's company could be held liable for them.

Estimate the workers’ compensation cost

If you know your client's risk class(es) or job descriptions

  1. Review the Temporary Staffing Risk Classes tab.
  2. Select the risk class that best matches your client's job descriptions.
  3. The base rate is listed with the risk class description.
    Note: This is the base rate for the classification. Your actual rate will depend on the workers’ compensation claims and hours reported on your L&I account. All risk classification decisions for your account are made by an L&I account manager.

If you don’t know your client's risk class(es) or job descriptions:

  1. Use the Verify a Business tool to find your clients risk class numbers and description.
  2. Use the Risk Class Lookup tool to research the risk class numbers on your client's account to find the corresponding temp staffing risk classes.
    Note: These are the base rates for the classification. Your actual rate will depend on the workers’ compensation claims and hours reported on your L&I account. All risk classification decisions for your account are made by an L&I account manager.
Temporary Staffing Risk Classes

The temporary staffing industry has its own workers’ compensation risk classifications and rates.
Select the risk class that best matches your client's job description to get the base rate. You can also estimate rates by using your client’s risk classifications, see the Estimate the workers’ compensation cost tab.

Note: These are the base rates for the classification. Your actual rate will depend on the workers’ compensation claims and hours reported on your L&I account. All risk classification decisions for your account are made by an L&I account manager.

Risk class Title- Links to full descriptions
7104 Administrative Staff
7105 Office Support Services
7106 Retail Store Services
7107 Food Services, Musicians or Entertainers
7108 Warehousing Services
7109 Light Assembly Work
7110 Field Technical Services
7111 Health Care Services
7112 Agricultural Service
7113 Maintenance Services
7114 Assembly Work and Freight Handling
7115 Food Processing Services
7116 Flagging for Public Utility Construction
7117 Machine Operators and Skilled Craftsmen
7118 Flagging for Construction Services NOC
7119 Vehicle Operations
7120 Hazardous Waste Services, Maritime Operations
7121 Logging and Aircraft Services
7122 Laborers for Manufacturing