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 that 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.