ESD Control For Electronics (Live Online Training Class)

ESD damage not only directly affects the quality & reliability of your products, but also can impact your company’s reputation and bottom line!  As ESD can occur anywhere from the receiving stage of your operations, to manufacturing, testing, shipping, and field handling of circuit boards & components, it is essential that companies implement effective ESD control programs, including proper ESD control training to minimize the risk of ESD damage. Our ESD Control class discusses and studies the correct ESD mitigation and control techniques, in order to prevent failures to ESD-sensitive products.  We dynamically involve the students in their learning, enhancing their knowledge about the subject of ESD, as well as helping them to extend a thorough appreciation for ESD control.


In accordance with ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014, referencing section 7.2 "Training Plan":

"ESD awareness and prevention training shall be provided to all personnel who handle or otherwise come into contact with any ESD sensitive (ESDS) items. Initial training shall be provided before personnel handle ESDS items. The type and frequency of ESD training for personnel shall be defined in the Training Plan. The Training Plan shall include a requirement for maintaining employee training records and shall document where the records are stored. Training methods and the use of specific techniques are at the Organization’s discretion. The training plan shall include the methods used by the Organization to verify trainee comprehension and training adequacy."

Based on the above, to ensure proper and adequate ESD control training for appropriate personnel, for convenience, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness, we are pleased to offer to you our "ESD Control for Electronics" 4-hour class.

This class will be continually updated and enhanced, to include new valuable learning concepts / materials, reflecting advanced technologies and constant lessons learned. 

Class Overview

  • What is static electricity?
  • How is static electricity generated?
  • Why do we care about static electricity?
  • Definition - ESD
  • Costs - How & where is your company losing money due to ESD?
  • Human Body Model - How does this affect the impulse?
  • Machine Model - Metal vs. Non-Metal
  • Charge Device Model
  • Tracking Your Product Flow - A trained eye to detect ESD upset areas
  • Covering Your Tracks - Procedure to analyze your facility
  • Grounding - Why? Where?
  • Floors - How can floors attribute to ESD? How do you prevent these problems from occurring?
  • Work Surfaces- Surfaces on which the components are being worked.
  • Equipment - Including your test equipment, soldering irons, etc.
  • Personnel - Yes, that's you!
  • Garments - Your clothing.....What is suitable? What is not recommended?
  • Raw Materials - Causing ESD upsets and thus inherent higher costs
  • Packaging Materials - Tapes, boxes, etc.
  • Procedures - What are the best practices which you can apply to save unnecessary costs?
  • Ionization - What is it used for? How do you utilize it effectively?
  • "Ground" Definition
  • Types of Grounding
  • Wrist Straps - How do you test them? How can they assist in ESD control? How can they be harmful?
  • Foot Grounders - How should you use them properly?
  • Static Dissipative Shoes - A right place & a right time for these gears!
  • Smocks - Factors to consider when using & cleaning them
  • Gloves - How can they assist you in ESD control?
  • Finger Cots - The obvious benefits, plus many others, of which you may not have thought...
  • Entrance Controls - And your authority to enforce ESD protected areas...!
  • Static Dissipative Flooring - Different types to suit your particular needs
  • Paints, Polishes, Strippers - For floors
  • Carpet Sprays - How do they work?
  • Floor Mats - Where are they most effective?
  • Tiles - Commonly found in most factories
  • Mobile Equipment - It also generates ESD!
  • Workstation Features - For your ESD Safe Work Area
  • Control Features - How do you maintain ESD to an appropriately safe level?
  • Monitoring - Various methods
  • Testing - Auditing

You will:

  • Learn & understand the causes of ESD failures
  • Learn the correct techniques & procedures for ESD control
  • Improve your workmanship skills for ESD control
  • Receive the PDF file of the class presentation materials and an electronic certificate of training participation upon successful class completion. Successful class completion by a student of the course requires the following:
  • Attendance of at least 90% of the training session
  • Successful completion (at least 80%) of all assessment questions

Class Details

Training cost:  4-hour class = $567 per student (plus the appropriate NMGRT, where NMGRT = New Mexico Gross Receipt Tax)

Target audience: Assemblers, operators, electricians, technicians, engineers, managers, warehouse personnel, maintenance workers

Instructor: Jay Skolnik, PE (Professional Licensed Electrical Engineer & ESD Program Manager Certified by ESD Association &  iNARTE ESDC Certified & IPC ESDC Certified Instructor & Active Member of ESD Association & Certified ESD Specialist / Plant Auditor & Certified ESDA TR53 Technician by ESDA & Certified Professional Instructor (CPI) for National Instruments (NI) Multisim & Ultiboard programs) 

Class length:  4 hours 

Class time: 12 PM to 4 PM (Mountain Time)

Class location: Live Online

Various Comments from Past Attendees

"I've had EE's try to explain ESD but it has never sunk in as well as it did today - Very good course!"
Engineer - Sandia National Laboratories

"The demos were great - it's so much easier to learn this way!  Thanks for an excellent class."
Engineer - Sandia National Laboratories

"I learned much more about ESD than I had expected.  This information will be used in my lab."
Technologist - Sandia National Laboratories

"I loved the hands-on demos.  They really helped me to appreciate and to better understand the do's & don'ts in ESD control."
Technician - Los Alamos National Laboratory

"I enjoyed everything about this class - its teaching style, class format, class content, teaching tools & demos.  Thanks very much!"
Technologist - Sandia National Laboratories

"The real life examples are simply invaluable - how not completely understanding the subject can make things worse."
Engineer - Sandia National Laboratories

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