Static Electricity is a problem in certain areas, and around certain equipment.
I would like to hear of your experiences related to this subject.
FPN: For further information on protection against static electricity and lightning hazards in hazardous (classified) locations, see NFPA 77-2000, Recommended Practice on Static Electricity; NFPA 780-1997, Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems; and API RP 2003-1998, Protection Against Ignitions Arising Out of Static Lightning and Stray Currents.
FPN: For information on grounding for static protection, see 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 of NFPA 30-2000, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Code.
The handle of the spraying gun shall be electrically connected to ground by a metallic connection and be constructed so that the operator in normal operating position is in intimate electrical contact with the grounded handle to prevent buildup of a static charge on the operator’s body.
Signs indicating the necessity for grounding other persons entering the spray area shall be conspicuously posted.