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COURSE 706 - Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)

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Hi, and welcome to the course. This course is designed to help you understand the fundamentals of occupational safety and health, and how you can be an proactive member of your workplace safety program.

Here's how the course works:

  1. Study each course module. To start, click on the course "Modules" tab above. On average, it takes about 30 minutes to one hour to complete each module, including the module quiz. Take your time and make sure you understand the course material.
  2. Complete each module quiz. At the end of each module is a short quiz with questions related to the module. When you submit the quiz, a page will load with instant feedback on your answers. After you complete the quiz, start on the next module. Remember, you control the pace of learning.

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  5. Complete and submit the course FINAL EXAM.
    • Final exams consist of 20 questions taken from the course.
    • The exam is OPEN BOOK. You can use your notes or the study guide to help answer questions you are unsure of.
    • You must pass the final exam with at least an 70% score.
    • If you do not pass the exam, you may retake the exam.
    • If you pass the exam, you may not retake the exam just to raise your score.
    • Hint: Most final exam questions are derived from module quizzes.

Introduction

This online course explains what a job hazard analysis (JHA) is and offers guidelines to help you conduct your own step-by-step analysis. The course will also help you take the information from a JHA to write a safe job procedure (SJP) that can be used for training employees.

Hazard Definition

A hazard is the potential for harm. In practical terms, a hazard often is associated with a condition or activity that, if left uncontrolled, can result in an injury or illness.

Job Hazard Analysis

A job hazard analysis is a technique that focuses on job tasks as a way to identify hazards before they occur. It focuses on the relationship between the worker, the task, the tools, and the work environment. Ideally, after you identify uncontrolled hazards, you will take steps to eliminate or reduce them to an acceptable risk level.

Importance of Job Hazard Analysis

Many workers are injured and killed at the workplace every day. Safety and health can add value to your business, your job, and your life. You can help prevent workplace injuries and illnesses by looking at your workplace operations, establishing safe job procedures, and ensuring that all employees are trained properly.

Value of Job Hazard Analysis

Supervisors can use the findings of a job hazard analysis to eliminate and prevent hazards in their workplaces. This is likely to result in fewer worker injuries and illnesses; safer, more effective work methods; reduced workers' compensation costs; and increased worker productivity. The analysis can also be a valuable tool for training new employees in the steps required to perform their jobs safely.

This course introduces you to the job hazard analysis process and also touches on how you can use it as a valuable tool for training.

Modules

To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module 1.

  1. Module 1: Prepare to Conduct the JHA
  2. Module 2: List the Steps
  3. Module 3: Describe the Hazards
  4. Module 4: Develop Preventive Measures
  5. Module 5: Write the Safe Job Procedure
  6. Module 6: Improve the JHA Process

Course 706 Final Exam

OSHAcademy course final exams are designed to help ensure students demonstrate a sufficient understanding of the content covered within each course. To help demonstrate this understanding, students must achieve a minimum score of 70% on final exams. It is OSHAcademy’s policy to protect the integrity of our exams, as a result, we do not provide missed questions to students.

After you have studied all of the course material and taken the module quizzes, you can take the final exam. The module quizzes are optional, but we highly recommend you take each quiz, as the questions are similar to those on the final exam.

This is an open book exam. As you are taking the exam, if you find a question you are unsure of, you should use the course study guide or course web pages to research the correct answer. Don't worry, if you fail the exam, you can study and retake the exam when you are ready.

If you have already paid for a Certificate Program

If you have already paid for your certificates, your exam score will be displayed in your student dashboard. You will also be able to view or print the course PDF certificate if you purchased this option. Your PDF transcript will also be automatically updated to include the course.

If you only want free training

After each exam, you will automatically receive an email that will confirm you have taken the final exam and it will ask you to review your results on your training dashboard.  If you did not pass the final exam you will see a "retake exam" link next to the course.  We do not provide exam scores unless you purchase a course or program certificate. You are welcome to take all of our courses for free. We only charge a fee if you want certificates and transcripts to document your training.

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Course 706 Study Guide. You can save this study guide to your computer for offline studying, or print the study guide if you prefer.

Additional Resources

  1. Job Hazard Analysis, OSHA
  2. JHA Handbook, North Carolina Dept of Labor
  3. JHA Handbook, Oregon State University
  4. Napo's Films, Via Storia