Job Safety Analysis Made Simple: Step #1 — Identify the Job Steps

Job Hazard Analysis Made Simple: Step #1One of the best reasons for doing a job safety analysis (JSA) prior to a job is because, without it, we tend to limit our perception of the job’s hazards to the most safety-critical activities of that job, and we neglect the hazards associated with the more mundane activities.  That’s a very common mistake. As we saw in our last issue, a JSA forces us to look in detail at every step of the job, which in turn helps us to have a greater understanding of all the hazards — the potentially hidden ones as well as the more obvious ones.

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Eric Svendsen
Eric Svendsen, Ph.D., is Principal and lead change agent for safetyBUILT-IN, a safety-leadership learning and development organization. He has over 20 years experience in creating and executing outcomes-based leadership development and culture change initiatives aligned to organizational goals, and he personally led the safety-culture initiatives of a number of client organizations that resulted in “best ever safety performance” years for those companies.