A Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) is a tool we utilize in order to identify the task we are performing for the day, any potential hazards that may be associated to those tasks, and the controls to mitigate the hazards. The JHA is a process that will identify the tools, materials, and equipment needed to develop safe work methods and procedures in order to accomplish a task safely. This tool is completed prior to work commencing and shall be re-evaluated if work scope/task change in order to capture the associated hazards of the new task.
Steps to an Effective JHA
- Define the scope of work to be performed (TASK)
- Involve the employees performing the work
- Identify the Hazards associated to the scope of work
- What could go wrong?
- What could cause things to go wrong?
- What other factors in the work area could cause a hazard?
- Identify the controls for each of the hazards identified.
- Engineering- Eliminate/substitute the hazard or reduce exposure
- Administrative- Changing the conditions, reducing exposure, or following the process/procedure
- Personal protective Equipment- When engineering or administrative controls cannot be performed, utilize PPE “Last Line of Defense”.
Benefits of JHA
- Setting a standard
- Following processes and procedures
- Comply with OSHA requirements
- Reduce injuries
- Protect employees
- Provides a form of training (specifically for new employees)
- Improve communication
Effective August 1st, 2022, all Gribbins/Elite foreman and crew, shall be conducting a JHA within Harness prior to the start of the shift. Foreman will be the individual conducting the JHA reviewing with the entire crew, engaging with the crew and requiring each crew member to sign the JHA. If a customer or owner requires a specific JHA (ex. JSA, STA, DHA, TAP, etc.), Gribbins/Elite employees will not be required to complete the Gribbins/Elite JHA.
If you are unaware on how to utilize the Harness Safety Software in order to complete Toolbox Talks or JHA’s, please contact
Adam Mayer- Cell:(812) 454-6460