Job Safety Analysis Safety

Job Safety Analysis (JSA)
During a JSA, each basic step of the job gets reviewed to identify potential hazards and determine the safest way to do the work.

Prevention of costly workplace injuries and illnesses begins with identifying hazards.

JSA is one practical approach recommended to identify hazards and possible solutions to reduce or eliminate hazards. JSAs focus on hazard identification at the job task level. When conducting a JSA, always consider the full range of safety and health hazards, from machine safety to high noise levels to chemical and biological exposures.

When conducting JSAs

  • observe each job task;
  • talk with employees about routine and infrequent tasks, near misses, and safety concerns; and
  • review company injury and illness records, safety committee minutes, and incident reports to learn more about hazardous tasks.

JSAs may be used at workplaces to identify potential noise, atmospheric contaminants, or musculoskeletal risk factors; however, in-depth evaluation of worker exposures using special equipment and procedures is often necessary to do before you complete JSAs entries.