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Job Hazard Analysis versus Job Safety Analysis

September 3, 2010 · 5 comments

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Job Hazard Analysis versus use of Job Safety Analysis

The following is a post to add to a discussion ongoing in the LinkedIn ASSE Group on the definitions of  Job Hazard Analysis and Job Safety Analysis.   The late Shannon England, a consulting ergonomist, and I had a discussion on the topic several years ago and devised the chart shown below.   James Roughton and I also had discussions on  which term to use or whether we should come up with a new nomenclature for the JHA and JSA when writing our book.

Having used both the both terms, depending on mood or group, I think the definitions should be made more clear.

I have corrected the graph that is shown in the video, adding in the “Thermal” block to the chart.

Here’s the upgraded chart:


More clear definitions and consensus needed regards Job Hazard Analysis

There is the potential confusion especially when we interchange the terms during training of supervisors and employees.   I hope my comments are of benefit to the discussion on Job Hazard Analysis and Job Safety Analysis.

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