The problem generated by electrostatic charges is a real one for many workstations.
If modern microelectronics (integrated components) is particularly sensitive to them, other industrial sectors are also badly affected. This problem results in loss of time as well as considerable financial harm and may affect people’s health. Charges of well over 10,000 volts can accumulate on people, clothing, materials and equipment.
It only requires an accumulation of 100 V to damage electronic components however.