Job Hazard Analysis or JHA’s are living documents and should be in active use in your facility. They break a job task down into steps and then for every step associate the hazards for those steps and how to mitigate them. The common use for a JHA is for training and possibly for a pre-operation review. But there is so much more you can do with a JHA.

It starts by creating that JHA, and while we won’t go into the details of how to write one, I will go over some of the bigger pieces I include so that you can see how effective they can be for you.

Different Ways To Use Job Hazard Analysis

I like to say my JHA is on steroids. I really take that one document and add to it and make it as robust and inclusive as possible.

Look at what the regulatory bodies require and include it in your JHA. Not only will you have that part done, but you won’t have to do double work. I include:

  • Equipment required to do the task
  • Training needed
  • Links to applicable regulation numbers
  • Ergonomics
  • Environment
  • Physical Requirements

When you have an extremely robust JHA like that, there are so many things you can do with it. Join me as we discuss using your JHA to help you:

  • Adjust your job descriptions to match that JHA
  • Find and justify light-duty assignments
  • Determine restricted duty
  • Create observation forms
  • Complete ergonomics evaluations

And – bonus! You’ll learn how to eliminate the necessary annual review of your JHA as well by doing this ONE thing. Listen in for the details!


How can you add to your JHA and use it as a more robust form? Don’t stop at the basic safety items – make sure to use it to it’s fullest potential. It’ll save you time and energy in the long-run.

Highlights From This Episode:

  • What is a Job Hazard Analysis?
  • Key parts to add to a JHA
  • How to eliminate that annual review.

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Hi, I'm Brye (rhymes with sky)!  I am a self-proclaimed safety geek with two decades of general industry safety experience.  Specializing in bringing safety programs to a world-class level and building a safety culture, I have trained and coached many safety managers, just like you, on how to effectively manage workplace safety in the real world.   I would love to help you too.

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