Star Cooling Towers has developed exceptional safe work practices, safe job procedures and safety policies.
Safe Work Practices
Star’s safe work practices are written methods outlining how to perform a task with minimum risk to people, equipment, environment and processes. Our safe work practices have been developed as a result of completing a Hazard Assessment and sound construction techniques.
Safe Job Procedures
Star’s safe job procedures are a written series of specific steps that guide workers through a task from start to finish in a chronological order. Safe job procedures are designed to reduce the risk by minimizing potential exposure. Safe job procedures are established by management and workers as a result of a Hazard Assessment, accident investigation, and/or as a supplement to a safe work practice. All workers are made aware of the fact that safe job procedures have been established, are in effect, are written down and MUST be followed.
Star Cooling Towers has incrementally built a collection of safe practice / procedures for our construction activities. We continue to build new safe practices / procedures and refine existing safe practice / procedures.
Job Safety Analysis
Each day prior to starting work a Star Cooling Towers Job Safety Analysis, “JSA” checklist is completed by the work group. This JSA checklist is a safety management tool that is used to identify, eliminate or control hazards associated with a certain job or procedure.
Engineered Fall Protection Plan
Star’s Fall Protection Plan – meeting OSHA regulations developed by a qualified person (professional engineer). Overhead anchorage locations are analyzed and established as part of an overall fall arrest system. Temporary male/female fiberglass plenum ladder sections are secured to the internal cooling tower framework. A retractable lifeline is installed above the temporary ladder providing a fall arrest for workers traveling up or down the ladder. The fall Protection Plan is maintained at the work site and implemented by a competent person, and changed only by a qualified person.