Preparing a job safety analysis

implementing a job safety analysisHave you considered what a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) involves?  Here is a three-step breakdown to help you understand the process of this critical Work Health and Safety component. 

  1. Resource forecasting and planning to be simultaneously carried out by a manager or supervisor.
  2. Based on the findings in step one, the development of the JSA must occur with the full participation of the worker(s) assigned to complete the task of work.
  3. Gain feedback on success of the JSA, by reviewing and monitoring its implementation.  Review and monitoring of its implementation, carried out with the full participation of the worker(s) assigned to complete the task of work.

Issues to consider

Before implementing a JSA, consider the following:                

  • Who will be responsible for supervising the work?

  • What exactly is the scope of work to be done?

  • How might the task impact on other workplace activity?

  • How might the task be impacted on by other workplace activity?

  • Where will the job be done?

  • When will the job be done and how long will it take?

  • In what sequence will stages of work be scheduled for completion?

  • What are the manpower/skill requirements?

  • What are the plant and equipment requirements?

  • What chemicals or bulk materials will be required and/or require handling?

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