When you’re working with electronics, the exposure to electrostatic energy can make them less reliable. TekTone makes nurse call systems, which people use to call for help in healthcare facilities, and it’s important that the devices are reliable. At TekTone, they use a static electricity generator to test new prototypes, and they also wear protective gear to reduce static that’s created by people’s movement.

First, We all wear these jackets:

Second, this strap connects your socks or feet to the ground so electricity is dissipated into the earth:

Third, when folks are working with the electronics, they ground themselves into the work table so their static runs to the table to dissipate.

Static Electricity