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Common misconceptions about anti-static safety shoes

“Static electricity” everyone has contact with it, that is a pervasive existence ah! How dangerous is static electricity, I think we all know, whether in daily life or work, static electricity is not popular! The reason for this is clear: static electricity is an electrical charge at rest. In the dry and windy autumn, people often come across situations where they hear a crackling sound in the dark when they undress for bed at night, and yes, this is static electricity!

In winter there is a lot of static electricity, in your daily work life have you ever encountered in the moment of opening the door, the moment of taking off your jumper, from time to time you will hear a sound with a blue light, then it means that you have experienced a static discharge. As you can imagine this can have more serious consequences if you are in an industrial environment.

Anti-static shoes are a type of labour protection shoes as they can inhibit the dust generated by personnel walking around in clean rooms, as well as reduce or eliminate static hazards, to prevent the generation of static electricity in the human body you need to wear anti-static clothing, anti-static shoes and other electrostatic protective equipment. They are often used in the production workshops of electronic semiconductor devices, electronic computers, electronic communication equipment, integrated circuits and other microelectronic industries, pharmaceutical plants, chemical plants, food factories, clean workshops in electronic plants, laboratories, etc. There are certain precautions to take when wearing anti-static shoes. Today, I would like to talk to you about the precautions to take when wearing anti-static safety shoes, so that you can avoid these misunderstandings in the use of anti-static safety shoes and make better use of anti-static safety shoes.

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What are the matters of attention when wearing anti-static shoes.

  1. anti-static safety shoes before use, should be all its resistance to check and record, after using a period of time, when the surface of the shoes significantly polluted or sole wear, deformation and other issues, are required to anti-static labor protection shoes resistance for retesting, verification.
  1. Anti-static shoes and insulating shoes are different, anti-static safety shoes shall not be attached to the insole inside, especially insulating insoles do not adhere to the insulating film or other coatings on the sole, it is prohibited to use anti-static shoes as insulating shoes.
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  1. The place where anti-static shoes are used should be an anti-static ground.
  1. Anti-static shoes should be used with anti-static clothing; after wearing dirty, they should be taken to a professional purification and cleaning company for cleaning.
  1. Anti-static shoes should be worn in the process, not more than 200h should be a shoe resistance test, once the resistance is not within the specified range of anti-static shoes can not continue to use, need to do scrap processing. Even if you insist on using them, they will not produce any effect of eliminating static electricity, but will be more than worth the loss.
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Because of static electricity troubles, actually created a series of anti-static products: play a good anti-static effect, but there are several misconceptions you may not know:.

1). Think you’re safe if you wear anti-static clothing!

Certain factory enterprises still do not know much about anti-static products, think that as long as you wear anti-static clothing can rest easy, anti-static clothing fabric is polyester fabric, its fabric is easy to rub to generate static electricity, but its fabric is also embedded woven conductive wire, which forms a perfect anti-static system. However, the conductive wire on the anti-static clothing will lose its anti-static effect if it is covered with dust, so the anti-static clothing must be cleaned regularly!

2). Wear only anti-static clothing without anti-static shoes!

Companies do not have enough knowledge of static electricity, thought to wear anti-static clothing to eliminate static electricity, anti-static shoes too much attention, this idea is very dangerous, there are experiments show that if only wear anti-static clothing this anti-static products into the workshop work, the anti-static effect is very poor, anti-static clothing only when used with anti-static shoes, in order to better the effect of anti-static out!

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3). Use anti-static products as ordinary products!

Many companies use anti-static products, that the product is not deformed, the product does not break no damage can continue to use! For example, some anti-static wristbands can only be used for a few months, but after a few months of use is not damaged, and then continue to use, which is very dangerous! So we must often anti-static products performance testing, failure of the product should be replaced immediately!

Anti-static labor protection shoes are work shoes worn in production workshops and electronic semiconductor devices, electronic computers, electronic communication equipment and integrated circuits, etc.** laboratories to reduce or eliminate static hazards… Anti-static work shoes can eliminate static electricity from the human body, but also effectively inhibit dust generated by the movement of people in clean rooms. Anti-smashing shoes cover this product in the process of wearing, should avoid sharp objects sharp objects, once the class of sharp objects pierced the insulating bottom or sole anti-slip pattern wear flat that no longer has insulating properties. The product has good breathability, anti-static, wear-resistant, anti-slip and other functions, mainly applicable to aviation, aerospace and chemical industry to avoid flammable and explosive accidents due to static electricity. The role of anti-smashing insulating shoes is to insulate the human body from the ground, to prevent the current from passing between the human body and the earth to form a pathway, causing electric shock injury to the human body, reducing the danger of electric shock to a *minimum degree.

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When using anti-static safety shoes, there should be no insulating parts between the inner sole of the shoe and the user’s foot. If there is a shoe insole between the inner sole and the foot, the resistance value of the shoe and insole combination should be checked. Anti-static shoes and conductive shoes should not be worn at the same time as insulated woolen thick socks and insulated insoles, and it is prohibited to use anti-static shoes as insulated shoes.

The place where anti-static shoes are used should be an anti-static ground, and the place where conductive shoes are used should be a ground that can conduct electricity to achieve a good.

When choosing anti-static safety shoes, you should pay attention to the logo of the anti-static shoes, which is an important way to understand the information of a pair of anti-static shoes. The logo of the regular anti-static shoes should be clear, and the information that needs to be paid attention to is, function, model, size, colour, implementation standard, production date and manufacturer, etc.

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Particular attention should be paid to the “function” and “implementation standard”. Because they are anti-static shoes, the function must be “anti-static”, and the implementation standard of anti-static shoes is GB21148-2020, so you need to pay attention to whether it is a new standard.

When you receive anti-static shoes, you need to look at the lower side of the upper to see if there are any defects, open glue, uneven colour, stitching problems, etc. Generally large anti-static shoes manufacturers, within a certain period of time, there are quality problems, can find manufacturers to apply for exchange or repair.