WHAT IS IT? The total number of rubber goods (gloves, sleeves and blankets) that are tested per cycle at the testing facility at OPPD’s Elkhorn Center.
There are four test cycles in a year – January, April, July and October. Each piece tested every other cycle, or twice per year.
That means a total of 7,672 rubber goods pieces are tested over the course of a year. On average, 70 pieces fail per cycle.
The tests look for cracks and holes in the equipment. This type of damage makes them unsafe for workers to wear around high voltage electricity.