FAQ: Do we need ESD chairs for when people sit down and take their feet off the floor?

A recent ASHRAE study identified standing from a chair, removing a sweater as a significant generator of static charges. In mission-critical operations that use static-sensitive electronic systems, ESD chairs are highly recommended to inhibit static generation. Using wrist straps in these spaces is impractical and unenforceable. In spaces like FAA flight towers, dispatch operations, 9-1-1 call centers and control rooms, the ESD chair provides a very effective leakage path to bring static charges to the ESD floor, where they are dissipated to ground. The ideal preventive measure in these applications is a static-control chair in combination with static-control flooring.


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What is ESD flooring?

ESD floors dissipate static safely, protecting electronics from accidental damage due to electrostatic discharge (ESD) events.

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What does ESD mean?

ESD stands for electrostatic discharge. Minute ESD events, too small for humans to perceive, can damage electronic components.

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How can you prevent ESD?

Preventing ESD requires a well-thought-out ESD prevention program. What is required will be dependent on the application and environment.

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Is wood antistatic?

No, wood is not antistatic. You can learn which materials are antistatic and which are not by looking at our Triboelectric chart.

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What are ESD guidelines?

Because different applications require different specifications for static control, ESD guidelines, or standards, vary across industries.

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StaticWorx high-performance static-control floors protect electronic components, explosives, and high-speed computers from damage caused by static electricity. ESD flooring is part of a system. Choices should always be based on objective, researched evidence. When you partner with us, we look at all possible items that may need to integrate with the floor, and, focusing on your goals and objectives, help you find the right floor for your application.