Static electricity is at the heart of hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of electronic device and component damage. Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can cause significant damage when it comes to computer components, destroying or fatally damaging expensive devices.
ESD can permanently erase or alter magnetic media, burn holes in integrated circuits, and destroy circuit boards. In extreme cases, a buildup of static electricity can even cause fires and explosions, if a spark occurs in a combustible atmosphere. Many ESD events, however, occur without a visible spark yet still cause severe electronic destruction.
Keeping your warehouse safe involves a lot of strategic planning, teamwork, and smart maintenance initiatives.
Warehouse Safety Products
The best way to keep your warehouse safe is to invest in the proper safety products. Warehouse employees who regularly handle chemicals need specialized chemical splash goggles. Other industries may need dust respirators to keep employees safe from hazardous debris in the air, or hard hats depending on the company’s safety codes.
Many warehouses and manufacturing facilities have large pieces of machinery and equipment that require hearing protection, eye protection, and/or safety licenses. In some cases, standard foam earplugs may work, while in other cases workers may need soundproof headphones. You can protect workers who operate large or dangerous machinery with the right safety products as well as with proper training.
Deciding on the correct protective packaging for your shipment depends on a variety of factors. You must consider the size of the shipment, weight, method of shipment and fragility factor of the product being shipped. Compare the advantages and disadvantages of bubble cushioning vs. air pillows and decide which method is right for you.
New Charge-Guard® Surface and Mat Cleaner from SCS is a non-toxic liquid cleaner used to remove dust, grease, grime, fingerprints and solder flux from ESD surfaces. This new surface and mat cleaner leaves no insulative residue, contains no alkali or ammonia and is non-flammable. Safe for use in production areas and for operator contact and provides a pleasant floral smell. Ideal for rubber vinyl and polyethylene table mats, as well as field service kits, tote boxes, computer screens and much more!
Title: Tips On Keeping a Clean and Productive Workstation
Keeping a clean and productive workstation is critical for the safety and efficiency of working around electrostatic discharge (ESD). Unlike employees in other industries, ESD workers have to account for more than just “normal” workplace messes. Instead of worrying about spilled coffee or lunch crumbs, ESD workers have to worry about compliance.
Correct Products is proud to be a leader in the Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) industry. Since our inception in 1983, we’ve acquired hundreds of top brands to bring our customers the best ESD protection products available. Here are the top ten brands currently available on our website.
Check out the new Vertical ESD Reel Storage Holders from Protektive Pak. These reel bins offer a space saving and economical solution for the storage of ESD sensitive reels. Each bin includes a steel wire frame that adds to the durability and ruggedness of these totes. Available with optional corners that allow for safe stacking without slipping. Each holder is shipped assembled and available for both 7″ reels and 13″ reels. These durable containers are manufactured from Plastek extruded, high impact polypropylene material. Plastek is a conductive fluted corrugated plastic that is resistant to chemicals and moisture and will last much longer than standard conductive corrugated.
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage and completely destroy sensitive electronics, erasing magnetic media and even causing explosions or fires. These 10 static control products are crucial to any ESD program and will help protect delicate electronic components from harmful electrostatic discharge.
The new MagSnap 360 dual wire ESD Wrist Straps from SCS feature a magnetic connection between the wrist band and coil cord. This unique connection creates a 360 degree rotation between the wrist band and the coil cord improving comfort, freedom of movement and reducing strain on the wrist. The MagSnap 360 provides a superior electrical connection to eliminate intermittent failures in traditional snap connections by using a spring loaded center contact. Extends lifespan of the wrist strap, and maintains a 1-5 pound perpendicular breakaway force to prevent accidental disconnects.
Introducing the new SRM330 ESD Surface Resistivity Meter from Transforming Technologies. This meter features a unique color coded screen and two lightweight “travel” probes that eliminate the need for cumbersome 5lb weights featured in standard kits.