March 2011 Safety Tip
Job Safety Analysis
Safety Analysis is an important accident prevention tool that works by
finding hazards and eliminating or minimizing them before the job is preformed,
and before they have a chance to become accidents.
Use JSA for:
The three parts of a job Safety analysis are:
Sequence of Basic Steps
Each job or operation will consist of a set of steps or tasks. For example, the job might be to move a box from a conveyor in the receiving area to a shelf in the storage area. To determine where a step begins or ends look for a change in activity, change in direction, or movement.
A hazard is a potential danger, the purpose of a JSA is to identify all hazards both those produced by the environment or work conditions and those connected with the job procedure. For example inclement weather, employees being struck by objects, caught in between objects, slips trips and falls, strains from pushing, pulling, lifting, bending or twisting are potential job hazards.
Recommended Action or Procedure
Using Basic Steps and Potential Hazards a guide, decide what actions or procedures are necessary to eliminate or minimize the hazards that could lead to an accident, injury, or occupational illness.