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JHA and job safety analysis (JSA) can be
used interchangeably and represent
opposite sides of the same coin—looking
for hazards to keep your employees safe.
Hazard and risk are two terms that will
come up often when discussing employee
A hazard is anything that has the potential
to cause employee harm. Common
workplace hazards may include impact with
falling or flying objects, being caught in or
between a stationary or moving object, and
falls from heights.
A risk is the likelihood of an employee
being exposed to that hazard and being
harmed as a result. When preparing to
perform a JHA, it is important to keep some
things in mind: • It should assess risks that
could be present in all work activities.
A JHA relates to two aspects of employee
safety: the management of employee safety
by preventing injuries and the protection of
their long-term health by preventing
contact with potentially harmful substances
(e.g., asbestos) or situations.
Risks to health, such as occupational stress
or contact with infectious diseases, need to
be considered as well as the more obvious
job-related safety issues, such as material
handling, chemical contact or fire safety.
A part of the work planning process,
Workers and Work Leads are
required to plan all work: determine
the tasks that will be performed,
consider the hazards, risks, and
concerns associated with those tasks,
and implement appropriate controls.
The primary tool for work planning
at the Line Management level is the
Job Hazards Analysis