But, There are Some Problems With The Standard Job Safety Analysis Form!
The vast majority of Job hazard assessments use paper forms that need to be carried by workers and laboriously filled out at the site.
Supervisors and managers never get to sight them until well after the job has started or when the forms are handed in by workers.
They are easily lost and difficult to update once they have been generated. The paper-based job safety analysis worksheet is only useful for forcing a worker to look at worksite conditions before starting work but many workers see this as a tiresome and unnecessary burden.
This is especially true if workers need to fill out multiple JSAs during a workday.
This can lead to a situation that can put your whole health and safety system at risk – worker push back!
When workers know that a job hazard assessment is more just a paper form to be binned after the day’s work they are much more likely to use it properly.
If they know they can be tracked and viewed the moment they are created, and that managers and supervisors can give feedback workers will treat them more seriously.
Remember that worker buy-in is a vital ingredient to a good health and safety system.