OSHA 7515: Job Hazard Analysis

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OSHA 7515: Job Hazard Analysis

Course Description

An important tool in developing an effective safety program is the proactive process of identifying hazards and hazardous situations before employees are exposed. A Job Hazard Analysis (JHA), sometimes also referred to as a Job Safety Analysis (JSA), is a method used to consider potential hazards for both commonly performed jobs AND non-routine tasks BEFORE people begin work. This short course will guide you to explore potential consequences of completing a job or task, and how to use that information to reduce risk. include the purpose and requirements of a job hazard analysis, the relationship between worker tasks and tools in a work environment, strategies for identifying job hazards before they occur, and techniques for completing a thorough JHA. Students will participate in activities utilizing a job hazard analysis.  

Course Content

TOPIC – What is a Job Hazard Analysis? 

  • Value and requirements 
  • Prioritizing job hazard development by job hazard 

TOPIC- Recognizing Workplace Hazards 

  • Difference between workplace safety hazards and health hazards 
  • Hazard control measures 

TOPIC – The Job Hazard Analysis Process 

  • Steps to develop a Job Hazard Analysis
  • The Job Hazard Analysis review process 
  • OSHA’s JHA assistance programs 
Requirements & Materials



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Session Details

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for employees who are new to a safety role and/or managers or personnel who have been tasked to include job safety analysis as a part of their job role/duty. This can include business owners, line supervisors, or site managers. 

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What You Will Learn

  • The value and requirements of a Job Hazard Analysis.   
  • Strategies for workplace hazards recognition  
  • Steps to develop a robust Job Hazard Analysis.  
  • Use of a completed Job Hazard Analysis for training of employees and how to use the JHA in an Incident Investigation.  
  • The difference between a JHA and other hazard analysis documents (such as a PPE assessment or Equipment-Specific Procedure)
  • Resources available from OSHA and other entities for developing a JHA.  


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How You Will Benefit

  • Discover the importance of Job Hazards Analysis (JHA) by learning its requirements, understanding its value, and recognizing suitable job applications. 
  • Solidify the JHA as a key element within a broader commitment to a robust safety and health management plan. 
  • Recognize how a comprehensive JHA can save time and resources as an effective training tool for employees.  
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

- Abe Kani


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