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All workstations are ESD safe and when seated wrist straps are used. –Anonymous, Hudson, MA
Your last paragraph, “All workstations are ESD safe and when seated wrist straps are used.“ kind of concerned me because just grounding the operator doesn’t ensure an ESD Safe Workstation, there are other concerns to be considered to, as you may already be well aware of.
I will list them here for completeness:- Charge Prevention (remove all generators, if needed then control them with ionizers or topical sprays.)- Grounding (ground all conductors – this of course includes the operator, but also the workstation, the worksurface and all hand tools, packaging, etc.)- Shielding (when items are not being handled, they should be stored in shielded packaging to minimize charge induction from static fields)- Neutralization (when a charge generator is necessary for use at an ESD Safe workstation, then it must be controlled, ionization is one of the best methods for this control)- Education (even with all the proper tools in place, if the bench operators or the line supervisors are not properly trained then infractions to the program may occur routinely without corrections)
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