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:
- Select jobs to analyze
- Involve the employees
- Analyze potential hazards thoroughly
- 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.
OECS has been a huge assistance in helping us provide useful, current, relevant training topics that are somewhat tailored to our work crew and needs. Ari Cook keeps each training session engaging and fun by getting our employees involved. When available, he will add in examples from our facility audits to connect the topics directly to our workspaces to encourage greater discussion about improvements that can be made and the positive things that are being done already. We believe the partnership we have with OECS has helped us maintain a low incident and injury rate within our facility as well as greatly assisted with staying current on OSHA/WSI rules. Their assistance is a vital part of our WSI safety programs each year and we look forward to continuing our relationship in the years to come.
With the assistance of OECS, our employees have become even more safety conscience than ever before. They give us a safety presentation each month along with assistance we may need anytime. We are a manufacturing company and in 2019, we had ZERO recordable incidents! I believe OECS has assisted us in the great achievement.
We greatly value the engaging, in-person monthly health and safety trainings OECS provides our team as well as the on-site facility audits. Providing a safe and healthy work environment for employees is a top priority for our company. Our company didn’t have personnel who were experts in identifying workplace hazards and remediating these issues. Hiring OECS provided us with this much-needed expertise.
We value their engaging in-person monthly health and safety trainings and on-site facility audits. After each audit they give us an assessment of potential hazards we need to address to prevent accidents in the workplace. OECS works closely with our management team to ensure an OSHA compliant workplace.
Contact OECS for timely and professional solutions to workplace safety questions, issues, hazards, or concerns. Our safety consultants are available 24/7 to ensure your safety needs are met.