Job Safety Analysis Worksheet Date: 2/9/2004
Title of Job/Operation: Log Number:
Laboratory and Compound Activities
Employee Name and Job Title: Analyst and Date:
Tom Biernacki, ES III
Division/Bureau/Section: Approved By and Date: 2006
Water Resource Mgt./Watershed Monitoring & Data Mgt. Sec.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Required or Recommended: First Aid Kit, Sunscreen, gloves, safety
steel toed shoes with non-slip soles.
Sequence of Basic Job Steps Potential Accidents or Hazards* Recommended Safe Job Procedures
Check and calibrate sampling Slips, trips, falls, strain Handle equipment properly. Clean
equipment up spills immediately.
Assess weather conditions to Heat stroke Familiarize self with signs of heat
be encountered during work related illnesses: cramps, heat rash,
in the compound dehydration, heat exhaustion, and
heat stroke. Additionally, review
associated FDEP guidelines,
procedures and training (fluid intake,
Sun burn sunscreen use, proper clothing, work
Keep body protected; wear
Wind burn sunscreen, wide brimmed hat or
hardhat (depending upon PPE needs
and FDEP policy).
Wear layered clothing, gloves, hard
hat with winter liner, etc.
During cold weather - layer clothing
Hypothermia and wear wind impervious
outerwear; during warm months –
wear a long sleeve cotton/breathable
fabric shirt and pant.
Carry and load sample Trip/fall/strain Use hand cart, elevator, and employ
coolers, pumps, and other proper ergonomics and lifting
Equipment Back injury from improper lifting Get help from a coworker to carry
and load coolers and other
Lifting heavy objects Muscle strain Use proper ergonomics when lifting
(covers, pumps, sampling heavy objects; use appropriate
equipment, coolers, etc.) mechanical assistance when possible.
Working in vehicle Moving vehicles in parking Be attentive when crossing traffic
compound areas/traffic hazards and walking within parking areas.
Map route to site; have area map
available; follow defensive driving
Slip/Trip/Fall Do not attempt to walk on surfaces
suspected of being slippery due to oil
or other conditions
Conduct a walk-around inspection of
Vehicle contact with fixed or movable the vehicle for objects around
objects vehicle before driving the vehicle.
Always chock wheels.
Moving trailers – personal injury
Working in isolated areas Victim of crime Use the buddy system and carry a
cellular phone. Always be alert.
Icing (re-icing) sample Slip hazard Use due care when draining water
coolers, transporting coolers Muscle and back Injury from coolers, use proper ergonomics
and other equipment. when lifting and moving coolers and
Diluting acids Acid burns Always wear PPE including safety
glasses and gloves. Provide proper
ventilation. Have a buddy present at
all times. NEVER pour water into
Maintaining internal Heat burns and pinch points Allow engines to cool before
combustion engines working on them. Be aware of pinch
points and moving parts. If possible,
do not work on a running engine.
Working in lab area Equipment over heating / battery Always keep flammables stored
charging fire hazards. properly. Make sure fire
extinguishers are properly charged
Call 9-911 in the event of an
emergency in the lab area.
Working in lab area; sample Chemical spills Complete proper training to
preservation, equipment understand the chemicals you are
cleaning working with. MSDS must be in the
lab at all times. Clean up spills
immediately only if you are familiar
with the chemicals. Call 9-911 if
you are not and then your supervisor.
Preserving SCI Samples with Inhalation of chemical vapor hazards Work in well vented areas. Use an
Formaldehyde Solutions approved respirator when necessary.
Chemical contact with skin Wear appropriate protective PPE
including eye and face protection.
Wear appropriate protective clothing
and gloves to prevent skin exposure.