Class Code: 2688

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

Code 2688 is applied to the manufacture of pocketbooks, wallets, key cases, toiletry cases and similar products from leather, imitation leather or vinyl sheets. Additionally, Code 2688 encompasses the manufacture of footballs, soccer balls, volleyballs and basketballs. Bladder manufacturing for this equipment is to be separately rated based on the material and process used to manufacture the bladder. (See Code 4410—Rubber Goods Mfg. as one possible code for bladder manufacturing.)

Code 2688 manufacturing operations involve skiving (the cutting of leather into thin layers or pieces) or splitting leather to the desired thickness. The product is then formed by folding, cementing, gluing, punching, eye-letting, riveting and sewing, if required. With vinyl products, heat sealing may be used in place of cementing or sewing.

The manufacture of welting is also assigned to Code 2688. Welting is strips of leather or other materials that are used to reinforce or trim goods.

Certain Code 2688 operations are designated as “not otherwise classified” (NOC). These NOC operations apply to an employer only when no other classification more specifically describes the employer’s operations. The following is a representative list of operations somewhat related in nature to Code 2688 operations that are not assigned to Code 2688.

2660 Boot or Shoe Mfg.—NOC    
2670 Glove Mfg.—Leather or Textile    
4493 Leather Mfg.—Imitation    
2683 Luggage Mfg.  
2651 Shoe Findings Mfg.    
2623 Tanning; Leather Embossing; Leather Mfg.—Patent or Enamel    

State Addendum
Massachusetts Refer to Code 2501 for the manufacture of welting. Welting is strips of leather or other materials that are used to reinforce or trim goods.

Refer to Code 2501 for risks engaged in the manufacture of leather or textile gloves (Code 2670 is N/A MA). Refer to Code 2651 for those risks specializing in leather embossing operations.

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 1.49

Construction Exemption Required: No