CONDUCTING A JOBHAZARD ANALYSIS YAWAR HASSAN KHAN
INTRODUCTION THIS IS A SUMMARY OF OSHA STUDY GUIDE 706 “CONDUCTING A JOB HAZARD ANALYSIS
JOB HAZARD ANALYSIS : It focuses on the relationship between the worker , task tools and environment .after you identify uncontrolled hazards , you will take steps to eliminate or reduce them to an acceptable risk level . You can prevent workplace injuries and illnesses.
IMPROVE YOUR EMPOYEES Get together with your employees and talk about the actual and potential hazards and unsafe behaviors they believe might exist in their current work and surroundings .Discuss the possible accident that might result from the hazards and behaviors . Next come up with ideas to eliminate or control those hazards and behaviors.
LOOK FOR HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS AND UNSAFE BEHAVIOURS Material safety data sheets Experienced workers Accident and incident reports First aid statistical record Behavior based safety reports Safety committee meeting minutes Safety inspection reports Previous JHAs Existing work procedures Equipment manuals Preventive /corrective maintenance records
HIGH RISK BEHAVIOURS Working at evaluation , no matter what job is Lifting , lowering , pushing , pulling and other manual handling operations Other working above or below the work area Use of bridge cranes man lifts , or other heavy equipment Working on or near energized equipment /components Working alone or in isolated workplaces Operating vehicles Working within a confined space or under temp extremes