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In the USA alone, static electricity causes on average 280 industrial incidents each year
resulting in injuries and fatalities, tens of millions of dollars of direct property damage,
lost production or plant downtime, and environmental release issues.
(Source: Understanding the Shocking Truth – Graham Tyers, Newson Gale Inc, 2010)
Static electricity is the prime culprit for at least two
serious fires or explosions in industry worldwide every
day of the year, according to the National Fire Protection
Association (NFPA) and the U.K.'s Institution of Chemical
Engineers (Source: Understanding the Shocking Truth –
Graham Tyers, Newson Gale Inc., 2010)
A review of 310 accidents by the Japanese chemical industry found that improper grounding
caused 70% of all accidents involving static electricity.
(Source: Understanding the Shocking Truth – Graham Tyers, Newson Gale Inc., 2010)
As the speed and scale of modern manufacturing and distribution techniques increase, and the range
of materials used and processes grow, a rigorous approach to safety becomes even more important.
(Source: Understanding the shocking truth – Graham Tyers, Newson Gale Inc., 2010)
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