What is a Job Safety Analysis (JSA)?
- Job Safety Analysis (JSA) is a systematic procedure that breaks each job/task into key training sequences, identifies safety elements of each job/task step and coaches the employee on how to avoid potential safety hazards.
- Another commonly used term for this process is called a Job Hazard Analysis or JHA.
- Both a JSA and JHA are considered the same thing.
What are the benefits of a JSA?
- Ensuring consistent and safe work methods.
- Reducing injuries by helping employees know how to best perform a task without the likelihood of injury.
- Provides a form of training documentation regarding the employee’s knowledge of the job safety requirements.
- Complies with many OSHA requirements.
A JSA is recommended when:
- A job/task has a high injury rate.
- A job/task has the potential to cause severe or disabling injuries or illness, even if there is no history of previous incidents.
- An employee has a safety concern about a job.
- Jobs that are new to your operation or have undergone changes in processes and procedures.
Supervisors are responsible for:
- Writing the JSA (with input from those performing the task)
- Training affected staff at the time of hire, job rotation/transfer, changes in the job/task, or injury
- Enforcing work rules
Employees are responsible for:
- Reviewing all JSA’s for their job
- Wearing all PPE required for the task
- Following the recommended steps to perform a task in a safe manner