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Course 706 - Conducting a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)

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Modules: 6
Hours: 6
Sectors: General Industry

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Course 706 Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)

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
  • Committee Leader

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)



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

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Course 706 Final Exam

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  1. Job Hazard Analysis, OSHA
  2. JHA Handbook, North Carolina Dept of Labor

Additional Resources

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