Class Code: 4410

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

Code 4410 is applied to employers that manufacture an assortment of natural or synthetic rubber products which are not otherwise classified in the Basic Manual. Rubber used may be hard, soft or liquid. The operations may involve a wide variety of processes including both hand and mechanical applications. Rubber products may be fabricated by cutting sheet rubber; molding and pressing rubber using hydraulic presses; and/or extruding rubber through dies. When fabric is used in the product, rubberizing is usually done in calendaring rolls. Also, polyurethane foam, received from others, may be fabricated into products by slitting, cutting, gluing or laminating.

Preliminary steps in the manufacture of rubber goods may involve washing, cracking, mixing and rolling of crude rubber. Vulcanization may be employed for the curing of some rubber goods.

Code 4410 has also been assigned to employers that produce latex compounds and synthetic or natural liquid rubber latex and rubber goods such as, but not limited to, floor tiles, mats, hoses, belts, rubber heels and soles, preserve jar rings, stoppers, rubber bands, rubber-based cement or sealing compounds, foam rubber cushions, foam rubber carpet pads, sponge rubber novelties, and latex rubber goods such as gloves and mouthpieces.

Code 4410 includes rubber or plastic plating or coating of fabrics, metal vessels, containers and pipes, provided that the work is performed by an employer whose business is that of rubber plating or coating.

Often this type of employer receives products that have been manufactured by others. The work performed is an additional step in the product being produced. It is felt that when an employer receives a product from others and either plates or coats it with rubber or plastic, this employer is, for classification purposes, manufacturing a rubber product. Employers that both manufacture and rubber plate or coat products are classified to the one classification that best describes the entire business of the employer.

Code 4410 is also assigned to employers that buy scrap rubber, which is then ground or pulverized, sacked and shipped to manufacturers of rubber goods. Refer to Code 8264 for rubber stock dealers that purchase scrap rubber for resale to others and may also shred or cut used rubber as opposed to the Code 4410 employer, which grinds or pulverizes used rubber.

The code has also been assigned to employers whose operations include the use of digesters, rubber mills, refining mills, etc. Sulphuric acid or caustic soda is used in the digesting process to eliminate impurities in the scrap.

Code 4410 also includes the reclaiming of foam or expanded plastics such as polyether or polyurethane.

Code 4410 is assigned to employers that manufacture natural or synthetic rubber boots, shoes, tennis shoes commonly known as sneakers, winter overshoes or arctics, rubbers and sandals. This classification includes fabric processing to form canvas uppers, heel counters, linings and shanks, although these parts may be received from others along with crude rubber, synthetic rubber, plastics, canvas, fleece and lacings or grips. Some employers covered by Code 4410 wash, mix and calenderize the raw or synthetic rubber to form sheets from which parts are cut by hand by use of dinking machines. The rubber parts are then assembled to the canvas uppers by cementing the shanks, heel counters, insoles, outside rubber soles and grips to form the finished product. Other employers form their product by one-piece molding from patterns and dyes usually manufactured by others. Crude rubber, thermoplastics or synthetics are reduced to a liquid state and fed into forming or molding machines under heat and pressure. The product is removed from the molds and inspected. A shaped canvas or fleece liner is inserted, or it is a finished product without a liner. The finished products are paired according to style, size and color and packaged for shipment to customers.

Certain Code 4410 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 classifications somewhat related in nature to Code 4410 operations that are not assigned to Code 4410:

4299 Rubber Stamp Mfg. or Assembly 4751 Synthetic Rubber Mfg.
4420 Rubber Tire Mfg.    

State Addendum
Massachusetts Code 4410 is applied to insureds engaged in the manufacture of new rubber tires. (Code 4420 is N/A MA.) Refer to Code 8380 for rubber tire recapping. Refer to Code 4452 for those risks fabricating products out of polyurethane foam and other similar air-expanded plastic foam composites, which are received from others, into products by slitting, cutting, gluing or laminating. Typically the products manufactured are utilized as protective packaging components. Refer to Code 4452 for the plastic plating or coating of items other than fabrics, such as metal vessels, containers and pipes, provided the work is performed by an insured whose business is that of plastic coating. Refer to Code 4493 for insureds engaged in the coating or impregnating of fabrics with plastics or rubber. Refer to Code 4410 for insureds engaged in the manufacture of natural or synthetic rubber boots, shoes, tennis shoes commonly known as sneakers, winter overshoes, or arctics, rubbers and sandals. Code 4410 is also assigned to the manufacture of synthetic rubber such as Buna-s, styrene butadiene rubber, acrylonitrile rubber, butyl rubber, cold rubber, neoprene and polysuflide rubbers. (Code 4751 is N/A MA.) Refer to Code 4829 for the manufacture of synthetic rubber intermediate, and Code 4459 for the manufacture of polyurethane foam and other similar air-expanded plastic foam composites.

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 2.27

Construction Exemption Required: No