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ESDA: Electrostatic Discharge Association

ESDA, the Electrostatic Discharge Association, was founded in 1982 and is a professional voluntary association dedicated to advancing the theory and practice of electrostatic discharge (ESD) avoidance. From fewer than 100 initial members, EOS/ESD Association has grown to more than 2,000 members throughout the world.  Although founded and headquartered in the United States, EOS/ESD Association, Inc. has a strong international flavor. Its members come from more than 30 countries throughout the world. The ESDA offers facility certification programs to ANSI/ESD S20.20, obtainable through various certification bodies. Standards from ESDA are available both individually, directly through the ANSI webstore, and as part of a Standards Subscription. If you or your organization are interested in easy, managed, online access to standards that can be shared, a Standards Subscription may be what you need - please contact us at: or 1-212-642-4980 or Request Proposal Price.

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ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014

Protection of Electrical and Electronic Parts, Assemblies and Equipment (Excluding Electrically Initiated Explosive Devices)

This standard provides administrative and technical requirements for establishing, implementing, and maintaining an ESD Control Program to protect electrical or electronic parts, assemblies, and equipment susceptible to damage by electrostatic discharges greater than or equal to 100 volts HBM, 200 volts CDM, and 35 volts on isolated conductors.

ANSI/ESD S541-2008

Packaging Materials for ESD Sensitive Items

This standard describes the packaging material properties needed to protect electrostatic discharge (ESD) sensitive electronic items, and references the testing methods for evaluating packaging and packaging materials for those properties. Where possible, performance limits are provided. Guidance for selecting the types of packaging with protective properties appropriate for specific applications is provided. Other considerations for protective packaging are also provided.

ANSI/ESD S6.1-2014

ESD Association Standard for the Protection of Electrostatic Discharge Susceptible Items - Grounding

Specifies the parameters, materials, equipment, and test procedures necessary to choose, establish, vary, and maintain an Electrostatic Discharge Control grounding system for use within an ESD Protected Area for protection of ESD susceptible items, and specifies the criteria for establishing ESD Bonding.

ESD TR53-01-15

ESD Association Technical Report for the Protection of Electrostatic Discharge Susceptible Items - Compliance Verification of ESD Protective Equipment and Materials

Provides compliance verification test procedures and troubleshooting guidance for ESD protective equipment and materials. Test results may be used for the Compliance Verification Plan Requirements of ANSI/ESD S20.20 or those of the user if more restrictive.

ANSI/ESD STM3.1-2015


This document provides test methods and procedures for evaluating and selecting air ionization equipment and systems (ionizers).

ESD TR20.20-2016

Handbook for the Development of an Electrostatic Discharge Control Program for the Protection of Electronic Parts, Assemblies, and Equipment

Provides guidance that can be used for developing, implementing, and monitoring an electrostatic discharge control program in accordance with ANSI/ESD S20.20. This handbook applies to activities that include manufacturing, processing, assembling, installing, packaging, labeling, servicing, testing, inspecting, or otherwise handling electrical or electronic parts, assemblies, and equipment susceptible to damage by electrostatic discharges greater than or equal to 100 volts human body model (HBM), 200 volts charged device model (CDM), and exposure to charged isolated conductors.

ANSI/ESD STM2.1-2013

Garments - Resistive Characterization

Provides test methods for measuring the electrical resistance of garments. It covers procedures for measuring sleeve-to-sleeve resistance and point-to-point resistance.

ANSI/ESD S13.1-2015

Electrical Soldering/Desoldering Hand Tools

Provides electrical soldering/desoldering hand tool test methods for measuring current leakage, tip to ground reference point resistance, and tip voltage.

ANSI/ESD SP3.3-2016

Periodic Verification of Air Ionizers

This standard practice provides test methods and procedures for periodic verification of the performance of air ionization equipment and systems (ionizers).


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