4 steps to conducting effective job safety analysis
- Write down job steps. Once you have a clear understanding of what the work involves, you need to break it down into manageable steps.
- Identify the hazards associated with each step. This is the most challenging part of the JSA.
- Determine controls for each hazard.
- Discuss the JSA with your workers.
What are the basic elements of a JSA?
In a JSA, each basic step of the job is to identify potential hazards and to recommend the safest way to do the job.
Acronym for the four elements that are present in every task of the work process:
- EMT, which is itself an acronym for ‘equipment, materials and tools’.
What is a JSA and when is it required?
When is a JSA Required. Workplace hazard identification and an assessment of those hazards should be performed before every job. A JSA is a documented risk assessment developed when employees are requested to perform a specific task.
Is a JSA required by OSHA?
OSHA requires a written certification that the hazard assessment has been performed. Use a job hazard analysis (JHA) or job safety analysis (JSA) approach that identifies potential physical, chemical, biological or other hazards for each work task.
What is the difference between JSA and Hira?
The key difference between a risk assessment and a JSA is scope. Whereas a JSA focuses on job-specific risks and are typically performed for a single task, assessing each step of the job.