Job Hazard Analysis Infographic

Job Hazard Anaysis Infographic

“Life is filled with opportunities for practicing the inexorable, unhurried rhythm of mastery, which focuses on process rather than a product, yet which, paradoxically, often ends up creating more and better products in a shorter time than does the hurried, excessively goal-oriented rhythm that has become the standard in our society.”  -“Mastery” by George Leonard, published by the Penguin Group, 1992


The JHA Book is about, using a structured, methodical approach to Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) instead of just focusing on individual programs.

The Value of the JHA

The intent of this second edition of “Job Hazard Analysis, A Guide for Voluntary Compliance and Beyond” is to continue the development of a process that can be integrated into the safety system and bring increased value to an organization.  The JHA as an essential tool in the safety system can establish more effective job procedures when effectively and routinely used.

What Is A Job Hazard Analysis?

The JHA is used to assess the existing and potential hazards of a job, understanding the consequences of risk, and act as an aid in helping identify, eliminate, or control hazards.  The JHA is a tool used to focus and break down a specific job, define its required steps and tasks and identify its inherent hazards and risks.  The JHA focuses on the relationship between:

  • The employee.
  • The job as a whole unit.
  • The steps that make up the job.
  • The tasks that are defined in each step.
  • The tools, materials and equipment being used.
  • Existing and potential hazards.
  • The consequences of exposures to those hazards.
  • Potential at-risk events associated with each task.
  • Existing policies and procedures.
  • The nature of the physical environment that the job is complete within.

By assessing all of the components of a job, a comprehensive overview is developed that allows one to focus on the essential areas where changes may be needed.  By using a comprehensive JHA process, the foundation for a more effective safety culture is established.  Our approach uses both quality and risk management concepts and incorporates human performance concepts into its model.  This JHA process links the safety system with risk assessment.