“NY Workers Comp Rate for Code 4420 Rubber Tire Mfg is up 19.6%” in 2011 was originally posted on October 1, 2001 and updated on September
NY Workers Comp Rates for Code 4420 Rubber Tire Mfg
Description: Code 4420 covers employees engaged in the manufacture of new rubber tires. This Code does not apply to rubber tire recapping (refer to code 8380).
The material for the operations such as natural and synthetic rubber, carbon black, naphtha, fiberglass, cotton, rayon, nylon, latex, rubber cement and wire is provided by other manufactures which use other codes. The workers covered by Code 4420 assemble the “green” tire; cure it, and inspect the final product.
Materials Used: natural and synthetic rubber, carbon black, naphtha, fiberglass, cotton, rayon, nylon, latex, rubber cement and wire
Pricing: Solid companies with a good loss history can obtain better than average pricing on NYS Workers compensation rates.
RUBBER AND RUBBER GOODS MANUFACTURING — NOC
SIC CODE: 3052 Rubber and Plastics Hose and Belting
3053 Gaskets, Packing, and Sealing Devices
3061 Molded, Extruded, and Lathe-Cut Mechanical Rubber Goods
3069 Fabricated Rubber Products, NEC
NAICS CODE: 32622 Rubber and Plastic Hoses and Belting Manufacturing
326291 Rubber Product Manufacturing for Mechanical Use
326299 All Other Rubber Product Manufacturing
339991 Gaskets, Packing and Sealing Device Manufacturing
Suggested ISO General Liability Code: 58756, 58759
Suggested Workers Compensation Code: 4410, 4299
Description of operations for Class Code 4420: Rubber and rubber goods manufacturing – not otherwise classified involves a variety of operations and processes. Each has its own set of exposures. Raw rubber may be in powder, liquid, flakes, or pellets. It is blended or mixed with a wide range of additives, resins, colorants (or tints) and catalysts. It is heated and then molded, formed, or extruded into an end product. The end use of the product determines the mixtures and composition of the blends Careful evaluation is needed of the products manufactured and the chemicals and additives used.
Property exposure depends on the processes and chemicals and raw materials. Fire suppression systems are important. Raw materials and chemicals must be separated and properly stored and labeled. Each type may possess its own unique characteristics and must be handled appropriately. Machinery requires proper maintenance to prevent overheat and wear. Flammables and solvents also must be properly stored and segregated. Fuel sources to run machinery and the heat plant must be adequately controlled. Dust is a potentially high fire hazard and must be controlled with proper equipment and procedures. Sparks and static buildup can trigger fire and must be controlled. Foam rubber can be a particular problem.
Premises liability due to potential fire or explosion is significant. Evacuation plans should be on file with the fire department.
Products liability is dependent on the end usage of the product.
Environment impairment is significant due to potential spillage in waste water from processing, and the fumes and vapors that are emitted.
Automobile exposure is significant if there is transportation of raw materials and chemicals. Drivers should have Haz Mat licenses. MVRs must be checked on a regular basis, and training must be updated and monitored.
Workers compensation exposures are from burns received during contact with machinery or chemicals. Eye, skin, and lung irritants can cause injury, and cuts and amputations can occur during trimming or cutting operations or maintenance of machinery.