On The Safe Side

img_technology-transfer-and-trainingWhen it comes to the day-to-day work activities in a manufacturing environment, nothing is more important than safety on the job. No matter where these activities occur, there are hazards. With worker safety, productivity, and cost at stake, why leave the risk of job hazards to chance?

Ensuring safe operation and continued productivity relies on employee awareness of job hazards and ongoing measures for eliminating or controlling them. But as jobs evolve through changing conditions—in job tasks, equipment, worker behaviors, and other conditions—additional hazards are introduced which can increase risk of injury. Employees who are generally wary of the physical conditions of the job under even changing conditions might identify and address new hazards. Unfortunately, however, leaving detection of hazards comes about through chance (when noticed) as opposed to a purposeful, methodical process designed to uncover hazards than might be missed.

As conditions change, so do job hazards.

The ability to conduct a Job Hazard Analysis gives your job experts a structured process for identifying and controlling hazards on an ongoing basis.

Job Hazard Analysis provides a vehicle for increasing awareness of hazards associated with all positions, helps determine how to eliminate or control hazards that can emerge under changing conditions, contributes to updated job procedures, and ensures that appropriate training and equipment is given for safe completion of job activities. Through our Job Hazard Analysis workshop, your employees can learn to lead the charge.

To be on the safe side,

  • Ensure that all employees understand the importance of a Job Hazard Analysis.
  • Identify jobs as candidates for Job Hazard Analysis based on risk factors
  • Enlist employees to conduct a Job Hazard Analysis on the highest priority jobs.
  • Implement, track, and communicate corrective actions and solutions.
  • Use the Job Hazard Analysis to continuously improve work processes, especially under changing conditions.

For more information, Job Hazard Analysis.