Job Hazard Analysis
Have you ever been asked to perform a job that seemed dangerous? Have you instructed someone to perform a task without knowing the hazards involved? Have you ever wondered what engineering controls or personal protective equipment was necessary? Completing and/or reviewing the Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) for the task would have answered these questions.
Like the instructions or “components” of baking a cake, a JHA breaks down the job or task into the series of steps one must do to complete the job. JHAs should be created for the most common set of tasks completed at your workplace as well as before potentially dangerous tasks are performed. They should be used as training components for new employees, refresher training for experienced employees. JHAs need to be maintained and accessible to employees conducting the work described in them.
Refer to the links below to help you write your own JHAs. Additional guidance and support is available by contacting Sunny Bradford.