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Job Hazard Analysis

A part of the work planning process, Workers and Work Leads are required to plan all work: determine the tasks that will be performed, consider the hazards, risks, and concerns associated with those tasks, and implement appropriate controls. The primary tool for work planning at the Line Management level is the Job Hazards Analysis (JHA).

Every employee and long-term guest is required by LBNL policy to complete a JHA, and to complete the training required for that employee's work assignment, on initial hire and whenever the employee is assigned to a new position or to tasks with new hazards. It is the Supervisor’s responsibility to assure that each employee completes the JHA and required training as soon as practical.

There are two broad categories of Job Hazards Analyses: Individual Baseline and Task-based. A Worker’s Job Hazards Analysis consists of his/her Individual Baseline JHA and any applicable Task-based JHAs.

  1. Individual Baseline Job Hazards Analysis: Identifies the tasks, hazards, and controls that the Worker encounters on a regular or routine basis as part of normal Work assignments. Individual Baseline JHAs are created and authorized through a software system sponsored by EH&S

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  1. Task-based Job Hazards Analysis: Identifies the tasks, hazards, and controls that apply to specific processes or Work conditions that fall outside of the Individual Baseline JHA. Task-based JHAs are generally used for work that is unpredictable, short-term, or unusual. Task-based JHAs are created and authorized through paper-based systems often residing within an individual Division.

JHA flow chart