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Implementing a job hazard analysis program.

Authors
Morris-JA; Wachs-JE
Source
AAOHN J 2003 Apr; 51(4):187-193
NIOSHTIC No.
20039211
Abstract
Analyzing the workplace for hazards and controlling the hazards identified to reduce risk is a proactive approach to workplace safety and the primary prevention of occupational illnesses and injuries. A JHA is a simple, time tested, and effective tool to assist in this analysis. Job hazard analysis methods may enhance and complement many current business initiatives. When programs can be integrated to contribute to leadership mandates, there are opportunities for increased support and resources. Involving other departments and disciplines with complementary programs also reduces duplication of effort. Prioritizing jobs to be analyzed based on risk assessment results in a manageable approach for beginning a program. A team process involving employees, supervisors, and key safety participants is most effective. Successful programs encourage each team member to observe or videotape key jobs, list the job steps, and involve the team in developing hazard reduction solutions and safe job procedures. When effectually used, JHAs have been proven to improve communication and participation, while enhancing worker safety.
Keywords
Humans; Safety-measures; Work-environment; Hazards; Occupational-health
CODEN
AAJOEP
Publication Date
20030401
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T42-OH-008672
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
0891-0162
Source Name
AAOHN Journal - American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Journal
State
IL; MI; TN
Performing Organization
University of Illinois-Chicago
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