Reduce Injury With JSA

In a power generating plant, everyday tasks can turn into a danger. When carrying out a
specific construction duty, a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) should be completed to
ensure the highest regard is given to safety.

A JSA forces an individual to keep safety at the forefront of their mind. The first step is
to think about each task involved in completing the specific job. While doing a
mental run-through of the task, consider the possible hazards that may occur.
Once all possible hazards have been identified, recommend actions or procedures
to take to avoid or eliminate those risks. By taking the time to consider all
possible hazards and their solutions, everyone involved will know how to
complete the job the safest way possible.

If a JSA is not available, it is simple to create. A JSA should include:

  • Steps to complete the job; hazards associated with each step
  • Tools/materials needed for the job; hazards the tools/materials may cause
  • Individuals involved in each step
  • Safety equipment needed to complete the job safely
  • Strategies to reduce any hazards
  • Steps individuals will take to complete the job safely

 

Developing a JSA will only take a small amount of time to create, but will save countless
lost man hours due to injury

  
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