Quick Start Guide
Chapter 32: Job Hazards Analysis
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Who needs to know about these requirements?
The requirements of Job Hazards Analysis (JHA) apply to:
- All staff, guests, visitors, and others who perform work at LBNL
Whenever they are:
- Preparing a new, or reviewing/revising an existing Work Authorization
- The JHA process provides a documented mechanism to answer the question, “How do I know that I’m doing my job safely?” If hazards are not controlled, they can cause illness or injury.
What you need to do before performing work:
- Define work.
- Analyze hazards.
- Every worker must be either directly supervised or have a current Work Authorization resulting from a JHA process.
Exception: Workers working at non-LBNL facilities having local health and safety programs, including UC Berkeley spaces, must conform to the requirements of their host institution. If there are no local health and safety programs, workers must conform to the LBNL requirements.
- Every worker must have one or more current Task-based Work Authorizations to authorize unpredictable, short-term, or unusual work that is not included in the Individual Baseline JHA.
- Workers must complete the JHA and have the work authorized before beginning work, and review/update it at least annually from the date of work lead authorization, and as the job changes significantly.
- Work may not be conducted unless the applicable and authorized Work Authorization(s) exist.
- The JHA must include all work that is more hazardous than that “Commonly Performed by the General Public.”
Where to find out more:
Whom to contact for help: