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A job hazards analysis (JHA), also known as job safety analysis (JSA), or an activity hazard analysis (AHA) is described by OSHA as “a technique that focuses on job tasks as a way to identify hazards before they occur. It focuses on the relationship between the worker, the task, the tools, and the work environment. Ideally, after you identify uncontrolled hazards, you will take steps to eliminate or reduce them to an acceptable risk level.” (OSHA 3071, 2002 (Revised)).
The Department of Energy (DOE) describes job hazard analysis (JHA), AKA a job safety analysis (JSA), as “the most basic and widely used tool to identify hazards associated with jobs at the activity level. JHAs can satisfy a large portion of the worker protection hazard identification requirements at most workplaces. A JSA is useful for dynamic work environments like equipment repair as well as relatively stable environments such as operating a chemical process.” (IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE for use with 10 CFR PART 851 WORKER SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAM)
JSABuilder is the easiest, most effective way to create, document and manage your JHAs. Through easy-to-answer questions and lists of pre-programmed workplace hazards and controls, our super-simple technology gives you the information you need to make your workplace safer and keep your costs down.
JSABuilder is easy use, allowing you to customize, format and store your JHA worksheets in your on-line library for reference and re-use – and allows you to walk away with a printout of your completed Job Hazard Analysis form. And if your client has a preferred term (e.g., JSA, AHA, or some other term), JSABuilder allows you to title your worksheet as appropriate to match the needs of your client or organization. The JSABuilder worksheet also provides a text box where you can add “other information” that applies to this task and/or operation. Other information could include contract number, office or organization the JHA applies, etc.
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