Job safety analysis(JSA) also referred to as job hazard analysis is the process that involves analyzing a given job in order to identify the risks involved and establish how to control them. In order to identify the most suitable recommendations for dangers that may be posed to a job at a given step, job safety analysis is conducted. It is always advisable to establish potential dangers in your place of work before you they result to problems.
When writing a job safety analysis there are various steps that should be followed. The steps involved in the job should first be identified. From this one can have an understanding of what the jo entails. In order to make the job hazard analysis easy to understand, one should avoid making the steps too detailed. The second step involves identifying the dangers that every step of the job may be posed to. In this step think of how every way that things could go wrong.
Possible causes of these dangers would be the materials being used, the environment or the people working. One may also consider looking into a number of other factors. They include, instructions from equipment manufacturer’s, legislation requirements and how past injuries occurred. Determining the controls for each hazard identified is the third step to follow. Controls are important because they help to either minimize the risk of injury or to completely deal away with the dangers.
It is possible to develop a good job hazard analysis by following the first three steps. The next step is all about letting your workers know about the job hazard analysis. Make sure that workers have knowledge of the JSA and evaluate it with them. The workers are able to identify what is required of them from this process. In this process the workers can also feel free to raise their concerns. This step is crucial because if the workers do not have knowledge of the JSA then it is not likely to be effective.
New hazards may be brought about by changes in the working conditions and this should be adjusted accordingly and reviewed with the workers.
You should ensure that the person conducting the analysis is competent enough. Competent analysts have a deep knowledge about different types of hazards and what measures to put in place to avoid them. It is only with the help of a good JSA that costs that may be incurred due to damages caused by the hazards can be minimized or avoided. A JSA will also help guarantee your workers that they are safe and they will therefore work comfortably and increase the general output of the organization.
Every organization should therefore follow these steps in order to conduct an effective JSA.