What types of precautions are required to prevent static on people in mission critical environments?

This common question usually involves concerns about the need for special footwear in addition to a special static control flooring.

Test results from MIT Lincoln Laboratories demonstrate that a static conductive rubber (not static dissipative) can significantly inhibit the accumulation of static electricity on people, regardless of footwear.

Footing Evaluation Staticworx EC Rubber

This data solidifies the concept of installing an EC rubber floor in mission critical spaces like data centers, Server rooms, 9-1-1 Dispatch Call Centers, Command centers, Flight control Areas, Telecom Closets or any space where it is likely that people wearing standard footwear might contact sensitive electronic equipment.

Confused? Read my recent article about the difference between static dissipative and static conductive.