ESD Supplies & Electronics Blog

What To Look For When Choosing ESD Safety Shoes

Posted by Antistat on May 23, 2017 10:39:04 AM

Clean room safety requires a number of different safety implements and procedures. In addition to protecting employee’s hands and faces, many companies also have a need to provide protection for employee’s feet as they work with sensitive electronics. To this end, many organizations purchase ESD safety shoes for their employees in order to add an additional layer of electrostatic discharge protection to their work environments.

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Topics: ESD Safety Shoes, ESD shoes, Anti-static shoes

STEM Skills Shortage Hurts The Manufacturing & Electronics Industries

Posted by Antistat on May 16, 2017 9:30:00 AM

STEM skills are the four pillars of innovation; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM influences almost every aspect of our lives. We’re surrounded by science on a daily basis, and technology continues to evolve at an extraordinary rate, becoming more and more integral in our everyday lives. Globalization has heightened the need for well-rounded STEM skills in a landscape that is becoming increasingly competitive.

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Topics: STEM Skills, Manufacturing

How to Stay Protected from Electrostatic Danger with ESD Wrist Straps

Posted by Antistat on May 9, 2017 5:55:28 PM

If you or your workforce spend a significant amount of time working on, or near, sensitive electronic equipment, you may be familiar with the dangers of static electricity. Electrostatic damage is a constant concern for individuals who work in production and computer environments. Manufacturing, warehousing, and many other industries need to take steps to alleviate the risk of ESD events occurring. An effective way to ensure ESD safety is to employ the use of ESD and antistatic equipment and supplies. ESD wrist straps are one of the best pieces of equipment your workforce can be outfitted with.

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Topics: ESD Supplies, ESD Products, ESD Wrist Straps

Why You Need to Create an ESD Control Plan Now

Posted by Antistat on May 3, 2017 5:42:52 PM

Do you currently have an ESD control plan in place? If your business operates in the manufacturing, biomedical, warehousing or semiconductor industry or you’ve probably experienced some static electricity issues. While the term “static electricity” sounds harmless enough, it can cause significant damage to sensitive electronic equipment and workers in close proximity to an ESD event. This forces companies to repeatedly replace expensive equipment. Without an ESD control plan in place, there’s no protection in the work environment from electrostatic damage (ESD).

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Topics: ESD Supplies, ESD Training, ESD Control Plan

The Essential Things to Know About ESD Mats

Posted by Antistat on Apr 25, 2017 6:10:20 PM

In many work environments, static electricity is one of the greatest threats to employee safety. A stray spark from an electrostatic discharge (ESD) can cause serious harm to an individual and prompt damage to highly sensitive equipment. Because of this, the importance of having proper ESD safety equipment is paramount.

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Topics: ESD Supplies, ESD Matting, ESD Mats

How to Identify Signs of Poorly Made ESD Gloves

Posted by Antistat on Apr 18, 2017 7:10:07 PM

ESD gloves are an essential part of safety protocol in laboratories, factories, warehouses, and other manufacturing facilities. They have become a standard part of maintaining safety protocol in cleanrooms and ESD protection areas. High-quality ESD gloves should provide a resistive path from the body to the product, tools, or equipment being handled, such as sensitive electronic equipment and materials with the ability to hold and transfer a charge.

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Topics: ESD Supplies, ESD Gloves

How to Make Your Workspace ESD Safe

Posted by Antistat on Apr 11, 2017 6:56:00 PM

Creating an ESD safe workspace is one of the best things you can do to ensure a productive, secure, happy environment. Electrostatic damage (ESD) is caused by a sudden flow of electricity between two objects. It is often triggered by physical contact.

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Topics: ESD Supplies, ESD Training

3 Important Changes that Will Shape the Future of Manufacturing Safety

Posted by Antistat on Mar 28, 2017 2:04:58 PM

Manufacturing production in the United States has steadily decreased over the past 16 years. Starting in mid-2000, manufacturing jobs began to disappear at an alarming rate. In 2016 more than five million manufacturing jobs had been lost. Clearly, something has to change if manufacturing wants to become a major player in the U.S. economy once again.

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Topics: ESD Training, Manufacturing Industry

Auto Manufacturers and the Risk of Electrostatic Damage

Posted by Antistat on Mar 21, 2017 2:23:22 PM

The number one thing auto manufacturers want to improve is production. Without production, vehicles parts would never be assembled, employees would lose their jobs, and manufacturing as we know it would die. In order to achieve a high level of productivity, auto manufacturers take into consideration a number of factors:

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Topics: ESD Protection, ESD Industries

ESD Training in the Medical Industry: What to Know

Posted by Antistat on Mar 14, 2017 6:07:00 PM

ESD training is a vital aspect of maintaining safety in the healthcare industry. Health and safety requirements in the medical industry are some of the most comprehensive in the country. Those employed by healthcare organizations are expected to understand the basics of maintaining a medically safe environment for themselves and their patients. In addition, doctors, surgeons, and medical staff undergo extensive training to minimize the potential of safety threats while providing patient care.

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Topics: ESD Essentials, ESD Training