Learn About ESD from a 1987 Training Video

by Andy on May 19, 2010

Problems caused by static electricity date back hundreds of years. In the 1400s, precautions had to be taken to prevent black powder from igniting and in the 1860s, paper mills grounded equipment to dissipate static electricity. ESD became a big issue several decades ago when electrical devices became faster, smaller and more susceptible to electrostatic discharge.

Here’s part one of a Apple training video from 1987. It appears the goal of the video (which is separated into four parts for YouTube) is to educate Apple employees on how to protect static sensitive devices by shielding devices, grounding themselves and keeping all plastic/synthetic materials away.

The Shocking Truth – Part 2

The Shocking Truth – Part 3

The Shocking Truth – Part 4

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