Electrostatic Discharge Safety

  • 8 topics | 37m 1s
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This course will provide a basic understanding of static electricity, and how to provide protection from static electricity. The information in this course will focus on the identification, assessment, and control of static electricity for purposes of preventing fires and explosions. This course is intended as an introduction to a highly specialized field. Consultation with experts is recommended to implement an effective static electricity control plan for your operations. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify the purpose and scope of the NFPA 77: Recommended Practice on Static Electricity standard
  • identify statements that correctly describe the nature of static electricity
  • identify examples of the main causes of static electricity in the workplace
  • identify relevant statements about measuring static electricity
  • identify relevant statements about each of two types of hazards created by static electricity
  • identify the principles associated with each of four variables on the ignition of static discharge in combustible environments
  • identify three techniques that are used to control the hazards of static electricity
  • identify methods commonly used to neutralize human static discharge


  • The Scope and Purpose of the NFPA 77 Standard
  • The Nature of Static Electricity
  • Main Causes of Static Electricity in the Workplace
  • Measuring Static Electricity
  • Hazards of Static Electricity
  • Ignition of Static Discharge
  • Controlling the Hazards of ESD
  • Neutralizing Human Static Discharge