The state industrial insurance laws, as presently written, do not permit the State Department of Labor and Industries to issue a certification to two or more employers to self-insure as members of a group, rather than individually.
The department of labor and industries has the authority to certify an employer as a self-insurer under chapter 51.14 RCW of the industrial insurance act where the employer has retained an independent service organization to assist it in managing its industrial insurance matters.
Referees, umpires, other athletic officials, ticket sellers, ticket takers, parking lot attendants and others who are employed by school districts or their student body organizations to work at interscholastic and other athletic events conducted by such districts are not excluded from the coverage of the Industrial Insurance Act by RCW 51.12.030 (3).
Chapter 246, Laws of 1951, makes extrahazardous that work performed by persons primarily engaged in maintaining in repair or in condition fixed or established property or in rendering service in and about the care of fixed or established property, and does not in any way refer to clerks primarily employed to render services to others.
Office employees of employers under classes 7-1, 9-1, 9-2 and 46-1 are required by the provisions Rem. Rev. Stat. (Sup.) § 7676 (a) (cf. RCW 51.20.010 et seq. ) to be reported under their respective classes and class 49-4 applies only to such office employees of an employer subject to the compulsory provisions of the Act as are not covered by some other specific classification.