The Electrostatic Discharge Control Training Program
Over the last few decades, the machines we use in industry and in our
daily lives have changed almost beyond recognition. The evolution of integrated
circuits and other electronic components has made technology far more reliable
than anyone 50 years ago could have imagined. But along with increased
reliability has come increased dependence. We need to know that these electronic
components will perform time after time in the critical situations in which
we've entrusted them.
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is an often-unnoticeable hazard to
these electronic components. Without even knowing it, we can be destroying
the components we handle. The danger is even greater because many times
these failures don't occur until days or weeks after the product was damaged
-- when the components are in use in products, and people are depending
The availability of a uniform and systematic training program in
the face of multiple business sites or work shifts is the key to effectively
controlling unnecessary damage from electrostatic discharge.
Interactive Media Communications, with the participation of leading
experts from Compaq Computers and AT&T, has developed The Electrostatic
Discharge Control Training Program, designed to meet EOS/ESD Association
standards for ESD control. The program covers most manufacturing and service
environments including clean rooms and high-voltage hazard areas, and provides
the essential elements of a comprehensive ESD control training program.
The Electrostatic Discharge Control Training Program includes
three individually-sold VHS videotapes that cover the following material:
Tape 1: Electrostatic Discharge Control (Item # 3607-1)
Lesson 1: Static Electricity
- Overview of Static Electricity
- Mechanisms and environmental conditions for static electricity
Lesson 2: Electrostatic Discharge
- Benefits and Principles of ESD Protection
Lesson 3: Generation of Static Electricity
- Generation Objects and removal from controlled areas
- Controlling charges: Insulators, Ionizers and Topical Anti-Static
Lesson 4: Personal Grounding
- Different types of grounding: Hard, Resistive, and Common Point
- Wrist Strap Testing
- Wrist Strap Use
Lesson 5: Storage and Handling of ESD-Sensitive Components
- Transportation (with and without protective packaging)
Tape 2: Controlling ESD In The Manufacturing Environment (Item #
Lesson 6: ESD Protection in the Plant
- General Concepts: entrance controls, static dissipating floor,
mobile equipment, protective clothing and footwear.
- Workstations: general purpose, test equipment, stand-up process,
high voltage, etc.
- Workstation features and control procedures.
Tape 3: Controlling ESD In The Service Environment (Item # 3607-3)
Lesson 7: ESD Protection in the Field
- Characteristics, control tools, correct procedures, high voltage
Like the CD-ROM , IMC's VHS videotape version of the Electrostatic Discharge
Control Training Program contains the same engaging dramatizations of real-life
scenarios with live action video and audio, high quality graphics and animation.
The accompanying Student Workbook (Item # 3049) contains practice
questions and exercises to test the learner's understanding of the material
presented throughout the course, as well as additional reference material.
The program is available as a complete set including Tape 1, Tape
2, Tape 3, and the Student Workbook. (Item # 3607-A3)
This VHS videotape product is normally sold in NTSC format. Contact
IMC for PAL format.
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