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"Hospital personnel must wear special conducting shoes while working

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October 6th, 2012 12:14
in Engineering Physics by tomseller (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (MA), American literature)

"Hospital personnel must wear special conducting shoes while working around oxygen in an operating room. Why? Contrast with what might happen if people wore rubber-soled shoes."

Why they have to wear coducting shoes only?

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October 11th, 2012 12:15
arien (University of Wisconsin(WI), Algorithms and data bases)
"To avoid making a spark. Rubber-soled shoes acquire a charge by friction with the floor and could discharge with a spark, possibly causing an explosion of any flammable material in the oxygen-enriched atmosphere."

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