Example of a Task Hazard Analysis

Mark A French, Ph.D, CSP, EMT

There are many ways to perform a pre-job safety brief. The best method is a Standard Operation Procedure (SOP). This method creates a formal documented way to performing the job, the PPE required, and steps necessary to perform that work. An SOP works best with a routine job where the safest method has been previous established. Certainly, though, revisions and improvements must always be encouraged.

A Job Safety Analysis (JSA) is usually a check sheet format that has those performing the work check yes or no to is the hazards are present. It would also create an opportunity to see if other permits such as Hot Work, Confined Space, Line Break, Trenching, etc would be necessary. It is somewhat of an intermediate between the THA and SOP. Screen Shot 2015-06-12 at 7.13.08 PM

The goal of a THA is to create a working set of steps that helps in identifying the hazards (think “what if”), and…

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