We humans conduct electricity very well. Static discharges can cause serious accidents, for example when flammable liquids and explosive gases are being handled. In industrial settings, sensitive electronics can be damaged or destroyed if they are installed without using ESD protection.

Anyone who deals with the production or maintenance of sensitive electronic equipment needs to protect it from the effects of ESD. This applies to the entire manufacturing process.

ESD stands for electrostatic discharge. An ESD glove must meet stringent requirements concerning its ability to dissipate static electricity.