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.