A typical ESD Control Plan covers a facility from receiving to shipping. Within the facility, the established ESD Protected Area must account for all potential points where ESD may damage ESD susceptible devices. A white paper from Brady Corporation covers controlling ESD on PCB and component labels. The paper points out that:
One common area where ESD can be present that may be overlooked is in standard PCB and component labels used to track work in process and provide long-term records of production, repair and warranty information. Many people who are familiar with ESD and controlling ESD in the electronics assembly environment may not have considered standard labels as a potential source for ESD events that can damage electronic components or assemblies.
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