2.1. What is a job hazard analysis?

Why is job hazard analysis important?

What is the value of a job hazard analysis?

JHA can only be effective if there is MANAGEMENT COMMITMENT to correct hazards and manage exposure

What jobs are appropriate for a job hazard analysis?


1st Step: 

Review all of the jobs in the workplace and make a list of those jobs that might require a JHA.

Involve your Employees

Employees are prone to use their “own” procedures when not being supervised.

The benefit of involving employees:

  • unique understanding of the job
  • minimize oversight
  • ensures quality analysis
  • buy-in

Unsafe Act and Unsafe Conditions

Sources to help identify hazardous conditions and unsafe behaviors include:

  • Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)
  • Experienced workers
  • Accident and incident reports
  • First aid statistical records
  • Behavior Based Safety (BBS) reports
  • Safety committee meeting minutes
  • Safety inspection reports
  • Previous JHAs
  • Existing work procedures
  • Equipment manuals
  • Preventive/corrective maintenance records