Welcome to the Controlled Environments’ audio series of cleanroom tips. In each segment, the editors of Controlled Environments offer a variety of ideas, best practices, and information relating to cleanrooms and their operation.
In this tip, “8 Steps to Developing an ESD Control Program,” we offer an outline to get an ESD program rolling and to keep it up and running. Electrostatic discharge control is an ongoing challenge to facilities engineers. While ESD may seem a modern day menace, the problem has literally plagued manufacturing for centuries — and when left unaddressed, can result in costly consequences.