Small Business Checklists - Job Hazard Analysis

List the tasks/jobs with the highest injury rates on the Job Hazard Analysis form. (see an example of how one might be filled out)

  • Also include those that have a high rate of "near misses" and those you feel may be more hazardous.
  • Eventually you should evaluate all of the jobs in your company, but start with the more hazardous first.

Involve the employee(s) doing the particular job.

  • The employees doing a job know the most about it, so you need their participation.
  • Make sure they know that you're looking at the job itself, and not evaluating the employees.

Analyze the job for hazards

Look at general conditions

Have the employee describe the job as he/she performs it

  • List the major steps in performing the job
  • List the equipment, tools and materials used at each step

Look at each step for hazards or potential hazards

  • Review the list of steps and the equipment, tools and materials with the employee
  • Identify any hazards, or potential hazards, that occur
    • Assume that the employee wasn't wearing any personal protective equipment (such as eye protection, respirator or dust mask), even though they may have been.
  • If any cleaning supplies, solvents, fuels, glues, etc. have warnings on the label, you should list these (see attachment about MSDS).

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