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Course 706 - Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)

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Modules: 6
Hours: 6
Sectors: General Industry

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If your company is working towards OSHA's SHARP or VPP certification, you need to be conducting a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) on all hazardous tasks. This course is designed to introduce the important steps in conducting a Job Hazard Analysis (also called Job Safety Analysis) for the purpose of writing a safe job procedure. This course includes a discussion of conducting a risk assessment, prioritizing jobs, writing the steps, determining hazards, including safety precautions, and tips on writing a safe job procedures.

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Key Topics

  • Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) Preparation
  • JHA Principles
  • JHA Techniques
  • Determining Probability
  • Severity and Risk
  • Prioritizing JHAs
  • Using the JHA Worksheet
  • The JHA Process
  • Listing the Steps
  • Describing Hazards
  • Listing Preventive Measures
  • Writing the Safe Job Procedure
  • Improving the JHA Process

Target Audience

  • Trainer
  • Supervisor
  • Manager
  • Committee Member
  • Committtee Leader

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)



Why JHA?

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.


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

  1. Prepare to Conduct the JHA
  2. List the Steps
  3. Describe the Hazards
  4. Develop Preventive Measures
  5. Write the Safe Job Procedure
  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 and, 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.

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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. Napo's Films, Via Storia