Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) is a systematic process for identifying hazards related to a specific job task and determining the best way to perform the task to eliminate or reduce those hazards. One of the best ways to prevent workplace injuries is to complete JHAs to establish and document safe job procedures and then use them as a primary reference when compiling standard operating procedures and training employees how to accomplish a specific job task safely.
Supervisors of employees who may operate or service equipment and/or perform tasks that could result in serious injuries if safe work practices are not identified and followed are encouraged to use the methods and materials provided on this webpage to perform related JHAs.
Environmental Health and Safety periodically presents a Job Hazard Analysis course that is intended for supervisors of employees who may operate or service equipment and/or perform tasks that could result in serious injuries if safe work practices are not identified and followed. Supervisors who want to learn more about how to use the methods described and forms provided on this webpage to perform JHAs may check whether this course is currently being offered by logging into NetLearning@uidaho, accessed through the Employee Development and Learning portal. If the course is not currently being offered, contact EHS to notify us of your interest.