The Changing Face of ESD Control: Have You Done Your Due Diligence?

by Kathy S. on October 7, 2015

The Changing Face of ESD Control--Have You Done Your Due DiligenceEnsuring compliance to ESD requirements and standards presents challenges, especially in light of recent ESD Association changes. Depending on your workplace or environment, improper ESD control can cause fires or explosions resulting in costly damage and injuries. For these reasons, maintaining compliance, and ensuring your program’s efficacy, requires due diligence, including the careful selection of all appropriate instrumentation and other equipment.

Selecting the right equipment for the job at hand is paramount. Desco’s ESD control products are designed to help you maintain compliance with your organization’s ESD program, the basic tenets of which likely include the following:

  1. All conductors of electricity should be grounded to ensure an equipotential balance of electrical charge at all times in protected areas.
  2. Ionized-air sources should be provided to neutralize electrostatic charge on the necessary nonconductors in protected areas.
  3. Appropriate static control packaging or containment for protection of sensitive items should be used when the items are removed from protected areas.

ESD control products from SCS, on the other hand, are primarily comprised of testing and measurement equipment, so you can verify your program is working properly. When used in conjunction, Desco and SCS brand products help to create fail-safe methodologies for an efficient and safe ESD program in any environment.

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