An often overlooked component of a comprehensive
safety plan is the "Job Hazard Analysis". OSHA
requires employers to develop detailed JHA's for
The employer shall verify that the required
workplace hazard assessment has been performed
through a written certification that identifies the
workplace evaluated; the person certifying that the
evaluation has been performed; the date(s) of the
hazard assessment; and, which identifies the
document as a certification of hazard assessment.
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Hazard Control Measures
Information obtained from a job
hazard analysis is useless unless hazard control
measures recommended in the analysis are
incorporated into the tasks. Managers should
recognize that not all hazard controls are equal.
Some are more effective than others at reducing the
The order of precedence and
effectiveness of hazard control is the following:
Engineering controls include the
Elimination/minimization of the
hazard—Designing the facility, equipment, or
process to remove the hazard, or substituting
processes, equipment, materials, or other
factors to lessen the hazard;
Enclosure of the hazard using
enclosed cabs, enclosures for noisy equipment,
or other means;
Isolation of the hazard with
interlocks, machine guards, blast shields,
welding curtains, or other means; and
Removal or redirection of the hazard
such as with local and exhaust ventilation.
Administrative controls include the
Written operating procedures, work
permits, and safe work practices;
Exposure time limitations (used most
commonly to control temperature extremes and
Monitoring the use of highly
Alarms, signs, and warnings;
Buddy system; and
Personal Protective Equipment—such
as respirators, hearing protection, protective
clothing, safety glasses, and
hardhats—is acceptable as a control method in the
When engineering controls are not
feasible or do not totally eliminate the hazard;
While engineering controls are being
When safe work practices do not
provide sufficient additional protection; and
During emergencies when engineering
controls may not be feasible.
Use of one hazard control method over
another higher in the control precedence may be
appropriate for providing interim protection until
the hazard is abated permanently. In reality, if the
hazard cannot be eliminated entirely, the adopted
control measures will likely be a combination of all
three items instituted simultaneously.
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