The Skarshaug Testing Laboratory in Ames was contacted and shared the following information:
- The gloves that have been failing the visual inspections are the ElectricflexTM Gloves manufactured by Salisbury.
- Salisbury started manufacturing this style of glove approximately 3 years ago.
- Shortly after these gloves were distributed, it was discovered the company label (Figure 1) that was being used was too large and was stressing the rubber (Figure 2).
- As a result, Salisbury changed the size of the label (Figure 3) and no further problems have been reported.
Action Item: Inspect all high voltage rubber gloves to determine if you have any of this style of gloves with the larger label that fails the visual inspection. If so, consider exchanging them as soon as practical.