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Published on Oct 14, 2009
Static electricity poses a number of threats to safety, the most significant of which is the potential for it to be a source of ignition for fires and explosions. Because static electricity can occur whenever objects, substances or people move, it is a natural by-product of many workplace processes.
This program aims to increase peoples awareness of static electricity and its potential to result in serious accidents and injuries.
The program examines the potential hazards associated with static electricity, ways to control static electricity, and a number of important safety precautions that should be followed when working in flammable atmospheres.
The program looks at the following questions:
* What is static electricity? * What are the common sources of static electricity in the workplace? * What are the potential hazards associated with static electricity? * How can static electricity be controlled? * What precautions should be followed?
The program is designed to provide people with a practical understanding of static electricity and how it can be controlled, and is suitable for any work environment where the presence of static electricity could pose a threat to safety.