Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)

Injuries occur in the workplace every day. They often take place due to employees not following the correct job procedures, a lack of training or a failure to follow standard health and safety procedures. Sometimes hazards are hidden in the job itself.

By completing a job hazard analysis (JHA), hazards are identified before they occur and control measures are spelled out so that injuries can be minimized and or avoided altogether.  A JHA is similar to a risk assessment, but with a more narrow focus.

Job Hazard Analysis vs. Risk Assessment

Completing a job hazard analysis provides an in-depth look at specific job-related risks pertaining to the processes being studied, whereas risk assessments are completed to analyze safety risks companywide. Consider a job hazard analysis as part of your greater safety and risk assessment optimization for your workplace, as you ensure compliance and safety at your job site.

Prevent Injuries, Guided by a Job Hazard Analysis

Limit and prevent injuries in your workplace by completing a job hazard analysis. This process will assist you in identifying those “hidden” hazards, as the job hazard analysis is laser-focused, enabling you to write safer and more efficient job procedures. With more than 200 years of combined technical safety experience, OECS safety consultants provide deep expertise and value for our clients.

Completing a Job Hazard Analysis

To perform a job hazard analysis, we follow a proven four-step job hazard analysis process:

  1. Select jobs to analyze
  2. Involve the employees
  3. Analyze potential hazards thoroughly
  4. Implement changes

Creating A Stronger Safety Culture

Once completed, use your job hazard analysis to eliminate workplace hazards, including poor procedures, faulty tools and equipment. Updated job procedures can then be written, and training requirements can be updated and improved upon to provide a safer workspace.

By putting this powerful safety-improving process to work for your company, we can work together to make big strides towards strengthening your safety culture.


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