Description of Job Safety Analysis

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HLTH 411 Description of Job Safety Analysis The Job Safety Analysis or JSA was first developed during World War II. It was needed because large numbers of workers had to be integrated into the force quickly and safely. By systematic observation and detailed analysis, the safety professional can uncover the inherent and potential hazards in the work environment. Job Hazard Analysis is an accident prevention technique used in many successful safety programs. The JHA process is not difficult if it is taken with a common sense approach on a step-by-step basis. JHAs should be reviewed often and updated with input from both supervisors and workers who do the job everyday. The implementation of the JHA process will mean continuous safety improvements at your workplace with the ultimate goal of zero accidents. Job Hazard Analysis takes a little extra effort, but the results are positive and helpful for everybody. Job hazard analysis is a basic approach to developing improved accident prevention procedures by documenting the firsthand experience of workers and supervisors and, at the same time, it tends to instill acceptance through worker participation. Job hazard analysis can be a central element in a safety program; and the most effective safety programs are those that involve employees. Each worker, supervisor, and manager should be prepared to assist in the recognition, evaluation, and control of hazards. Worker participation is important to efficiency, safety, and increased productivity. Through the process of job hazard analysis, these benefits are fully realized. Job Hazard Analysis commonly known as JHA, also called Job Safety Analysis (JSA), is a process used to determine hazards of, and safe procedures for, each step of a job or process. A specific job, process, or work assignment, can be separated into a series of relatively simple steps. The hazards associated with each step can be identified and solutions can be developed ID control each hazard. Looking at these four steps in detail will help explain the process and value of this type of analysis. It should be especially clear that the main point of doing a Job Hazard Analysis is to prevent accidents by anticipating and eliminating hazards. Job Hazard Analysis is a procedure for determining the sequence of basic job steps, identifying potential accidents or hazards, and developing recommended safe job procedures. There are many advantages in using Job Hazard Analysis. JHA provides training to new employees on safety rules and specific instructions on how the rules are to be applied to their work. This training is provided before the new employees perform the job task(s). JHAs also instruct new employees in safe work procedures. With JHAs, experienced employees can maintain safety awareness behavior and receive clear
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This note was uploaded on 06/21/2011 for the course HLTH 411 taught by Professor Campbell during the Spring '08 term at Indiana State University .

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