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Guide: Job Hazard Analysis

In order to do a job hazard analysis you need to:

  1. Make a list of all your employee's jobs.
  2. For each job, break it down into work tasks and give each work task a simple name. As some work tasks will be common to multiple jobs try to make the work task names suitable for associating with multiple jobs. (This will reduce the length and complexity of the work tasks pick-list).
  3. Record the work tasks on the Pick-Lists form. (Note that you can optionally group work tasks into a work task group. e.g. "Cutting metal" and "Grinding metal" could both be work tasks in the "Metalwork" group).
  4. On the Jobs form: record each job and associate it with the corresponding work tasks.
  5. Work out the chemicals that could be encountered in each work task.
  6. On the Chemicals form: record each chemical - and associate it with the work tasks in which it could be encountered.
  7. Work out the risks associated with each work task. Some risks will be common to multiple tasks so try to name your risks with this in mind.
  8. On the Risks form: record each risk - and associate it with the work tasks that are potentially affected by it.

To generate a job hazard analysis report:

  1. On the Main Menu double-click on "Job - Details of One" in the Output Facilities list.
  2. Click the "All" button to include all sections of the report.
  3. Click the Preview or Print button.

Although it is called the "Details of One Job" report it becomes a job hazard analysis when you include all the sections:

  • the employees currently in the job;
  • the work tasks performed by employees in the job;
  • the chemicals encountered in the work tasks performed by employees in the job;
  • the risks related to the work tasks performed by employees in the job.

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