Field construction and repair of cooling towers often involves safety, health and environment conditions for employees. This fact has long been acknowledged by cooling tower construction companies. There is, however a growing interest in employee safety by the customers, which employ tower suppliers to construct or repair towers in the field. This paper will discuss potential hazards on a cooling tower jobsite, state procedures to correct the potential hazards, and suggest methods to incorporate safety, health and environmental procedures. Finally, the paper will relate the additional benefits that a customer would receive with a safe work environment.

00-16: Safe Construction of Field Erected Cooling Towers

  • Mike Bickerstaff, Ceramic Cooling Tower Corporation