It is estimated Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) damage costs the American industry 5 billion dollars annually. ESD is the rapid movement of a charge from one object to another. This training course shows how routine actions, such as walking across a carpeted floor or picking up an object, can generate electricity that when released, can damage electrical components. Viewers learn how ESD can be neutralized through 2 types of grounding: resistive and common point. This course also explains how work areas can be ESD protected through the use of ionizers, static dissipative flooring, topical anti-stats, and other precautionary measures. Watch this training course to learn how to prevent ESD from damaging sensitive electric equipment.