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Job Safety Analysis

A Job Safety Analysis (JSA) involves observing a job task being performed, identifying workplace hazards and taking action to prevent injuries. JSA, also known as a Job Hazard Analysis is typically conducted by a supervisor in collaboration with health and safety teams. It is best suited to high risk jobs.

iAuditor is a mobile inspection app that can help you streamline your workflows, capture better data and identify hazards before they occur. Download these free sample checklists and learn how a JSA can help improve workplace safety.

How to Conduct a Job Safety Analysis?

In addition to identifying and remediating workplace hazards, a JSA should promote safety awareness, teamwork, job training and areas for improvement. Key points to consider when doing a JSA:

  1. Prioritize high risk jobs for analysis
  2. Create a sequence of job steps
  3. Identify risk and hazards
  4. Recommend and action preventive measures
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Job Safety Analysis Template

This generic JSA template, also known as a job hazard analysis form can be used by a supervisor or safety official to analyze hazards associated with performing a job. Begin by filling out information about the job and employee participating in the inspection. The template then prompts the inspector to add steps, identify and capture hazards, rate the risk analyzed and recommend preventive measures. Preview a completed sample report conducted with iAuditor. Use iAuditor to conduct better JSAs by capturing photo evidence of tasks and hazards and complete reports without leaving the field.

Accident Injury Report Template

This accident injury report template can be used to document workplace accidents. A well documented accident register can help determine which jobs to prioritize for a JSA. Begin with recording information of the injured person, injury details, contributing factors and recommendations. You may also include emergency services involved, hospitalization information and witness statements. Use iAuditor to take photo evidence of the injury and track accident location. Browse here for more free incident report sample templates.

Toolbox Talk Template

A toolbox talk is typically conducted prior to a job or shift commencing and goes for about 5 to 10 minutes. All staff and contractors working on the shift gather to discuss the key hazards and remediation plans associated with the works being performed. iAuditor can be used offline on a mobile to document the group discussion and prompt all workers to sign off.

4 Key Steps to a Job Safety Analysis

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1. How to choose a job for analysis?

  • Choose jobs with high accident frequency and severity
  • A job which has exposure to hazardous and harmful products
  • Newly established jobs which there is lack of experience and where hazards may not be anticipated
  • Modified jobs due to changes of procedures
  • Infrequently performed jobs which put workers at greater risk

2. How to break a job in to steps?

  • Rule of thumb is 10 steps
  • Arrange steps into correct sequence
  • Begin tasks with verbs
  • Make notes about “What is done” not “How it is done”
  • Job should be observed during normal times and situations
  • Don’t be too general yet not too detailed

3. How to identify potential hazards?

Example questions to ask when identifying hazards: Is the worker...

  • at risk of falling, slipping and tripping?
  • exposed to extreme temperatures?
  • at risk of getting caught between objects?
  • exposed to explosive and combustible materials?
  • at risk of electrocution?

4. How to set preventive measures?

  • Eliminate the hazards by using a different process, modifying an existing process and/ or improving the environment and changing tools
  • Contain hazards by using machine guards, enclosures, workers booths or similar devices if hazard is impossible to be eliminated
  • Reorganize work procedures
  • Minimize exposure by reducing the number of times the hazard is encountered