I work an 8am-5pm job in a server room partition, separated by closed glass from the actual room where the server racks are mounted, from where the continual buzz sound of running servers, approximately 12 -15 of various sizes (mostly mini computers or small business servers, no main frames), is audible all shift long.
Recently, my co workers have been complaining about the static charge i discharge onto them when i greet or exchange pleasantries physically with them, mostly as soon as i leave the room for up to something like 5 minutes.
It doesn't always happen when i have touched any of the servers, sometimes its just being in the presence of the room i work in that gets me charged up.
Where i sit, the temperature ranges from 18 to 30 degrees Celcius, depending on whether i have my air conditioner on.
There are two issues that now make me think of their harm:
1. The buzz sound
2. The static electricity
Can this be cancerous? And are there any ways this can harm me if i continually manage servers in such an environment?
What best practices can i take to ensure the safety of both the servers and myself?