Before you develop and implement a safety program tailored to your organization, it's important to first analyze and understand your employees, their existing roles, environment, and processes, then identify and establish a plan to mitigate any risks. A Job Safety Analysis (JSA) accomplishes this and more by identifying gaps in compliance and setting forth a roadmap to meeting OSHA and DOT standards.
In simple terms, regulatory agencies such as OSHA, EPA, and FMCSA require employers to identify hazards, prevent them if they can, and control them if they can't. A JSA looks at every task and sub-task that your hourly employees perform and the physical circumstances under which they perform them. Hazards identified include but are not limited to: chemical, health, physical, biological, and cultural.
The Four Key Components of a Job Safety Analysis
JSAs leverage relationships between the worker and hazards and are used for site specific job training, job rotation, and orientation. With risk-based JSA metrics, you can connect risks and business activities with data-driven relationships to identify valuable insights to inform strategic decision-making. Other benefits include reduced employee stress, increased employee trust, reduced injury costs, increased productivity, management credibility and trust.