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The Yellow Rectangle

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Or What’s With Static-Dissipative Shoes Anyway? If you work in manufacturing of electronic products, your protective footwear needs are very different from someone who works in a trade such as construction. If you’ve ever received a shock from walking across a carpet, or getting out of your car in the winter, you know that your body is a good conductor of electricity. When working with electronics, this can be dangerous – the electrical charge is enough to damage both the parts and the equipment. Enter static-dissipative footwear. Static-dissipative shoes allow the electricity in your body to flow between you and...

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Safety Symbol Index

Posted by Katherine Burlock on

Footwear Safety Symbols CSA White Rectangle The CSA White rectangle with orange Greek letter omega - Ω - indicates soles that provide resistance to electric shock. Such certified footwear contains a sole and heel design assembly that, at the point of manufacturing, has electrical insulating properties to withstand 18,000 Volts and a leakage current not exceeding 1mA for 60 seconds. CSA Yellow Rectangle The CSA Yellow rectangle with a green “SD” and grounding symbol indicates soles are static-dissipative. The outer soles are made from an antistatic compound, capable of dissipating an electrostatic charge in a controlled manner. The test criteria...

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