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Using JHAs to Mitigate Fall Hazards

Posted by Don Brown on Aug 7, 2017 3:30:00 PM

A job hazard analysis, often referred to as a job safety analysis or task hazard analysis, is an excellent way to systematically reduce the dangers within your worksites. OSHA also recommends them for the reduction of workplace injuries and illnesses, and well-documented JHAs could help you out during an audit.

JHAs are particularly useful for rooting out and mitigating the causes of falls — an all-too-common source of on-the-job injuries. One of OSHA’s “Fatal Four,” falls accounted for 364 out of 937 total deaths in the U.S. construction industry in 2015. Following are a few steps for using JHAs to mitigate fall hazards in your organization.

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Why You Need to Revisit Your JSAs

Posted by Don Brown on Nov 13, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Job Safety Analyses (JSAs) may be the most dreaded paperwork among safety managers, but you can't afford to let them slide. Many managers will have their employees fill them out once, file them away for years and fail to address changes in safety policies or job procedures. JSAs are meant to help your job performance, however, and making them a priority can make a big difference in your workers' safety. 

Here are a few of the reasons you should consider revisiting your JSAs more often.  

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What Are Best Practices for Using Hazardous Energy Controls?

Posted by Don Brown on Jun 18, 2014 2:57:26 PM

With many plants powering down for a few weeks over the summer, workers need to remember that simply shutting down equipment doesn’t make it safe.

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Use Safety Management to Prevent Falls At the Job Site

Posted by Don Brown on May 28, 2014 8:30:00 AM

Falls are a leading cause of death for workers, but they are especially common at construction sites.

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3 Quick Tips for Managing JSAs

Posted by Don Brown on May 20, 2014 1:00:00 PM

Whether you call them Job Safety Analyses, Job Hazard Analyses or Activity Hazard Analyses, they’re probably not the most enjoyable part of your day as safety manager.

That doesn’t mean you should ignore them.

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Visit BasicSafe at Safety 2012 June 3 - 5 at the Colorado Convention Center

Posted by Don Brown on May 29, 2012 9:00:00 AM
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