A job hazard analysis (JHA) identifies the basic job steps and tasks and their associated hazards and risks, and then develops safe operating procedures and hazard controls based on this analysis. In this book, James Roughton and Nathan Crutchfield argue that the JHA should be the centerpiece of any risk control and occupational safety and health program. However, the traditional JHA has potential problems in gathering and analysis of task data and, with its focus on the sequence of steps, can miss the behavioral effects and the systems interactions between tools, equipment, materials, work environment, management and the individual worker. The authors take the reader through the whole process of developing tools for identifying workplace hazards, developing systems that support hazard recognition, developing an effective JHA, and managing a JHA-based program and fitting it into occupational safety and health management systems, allowing businesses to move from mere compliance to a pro-active safety management.
· Use of concepts from behavior-related safety and proven risk assessment strategies, such as Six Sigma tools, to enhance JHA
· Methodical analysis for ANSI/AIHA Z10 and other safety and health management systems
· Numerous real-life examples, end-of-chapter review questions, sample checklists, action plans and forms
James Roughton has 30 years experience in the safety area, developing and implementing safety management programs and management systems. He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), and has a MS in Safety Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Nathan Crutchfield has a Masters degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University, and a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Southern Technical Institute (now Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, Georgia). He is a CSP, Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), and an Associate in Research & Planning (ARP). He is an independent risk control consultant with his own practice, Crutchfield Consulting.
2008 Elsevier, hardcover, 480 pgs.