Job Hazard Analysis: Key To Proactive Safety and Health Programs

OSHA’s recommended practices for safety and health programs focus on a proactive approach to identify and eliminate hazards before they cause injury or illness, which Job Hazard Analysis plays a critical role in. This blog will explain what a Job Hazard Analysis is, its benefits and how to use it effectively.

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs in Construction to “help industry employers develop proactive programs to keep their workplaces safe.” Employers who have implemented safety and health programs, such as those in Safety Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) for small and medium sized businesses, could decrease the average number of claims by more than half, as a result, save 80 percent cost per claim and 87 percent average lost time per claim, as found by a study of small employers in Ohio. OSHA’s recommended practices for safety and health programs focus on a proactive approach to identify and eliminate hazards before they cause injury or illness, which Job Hazard Analysis plays a critical role in.

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