AUSTIN, TX--A new Web site provides information on controlling electrostatic discharge (ESD).

Sponsored by 3M's Electronic Handling and Protection Div., offers industry news, standards and trends, frequently asked questions, links to professional organizations, and a forum for sharing ideas on static control.

A special feature is "Hair Raising Tales" by David E. Swenson. A former president of the ESD Association and resident static guru at 3M, Swenson shares his 25 years of personal experiences as a static control investigator.

In the near future, the site will have a software program that will enable engineers to develop custom static control programs for their facilities.