Agoura Hills, CA - HASP Online announces JSABuilder
-- the first free online tool for conducting Job Safety Analysis (JSA).
JSA, also known as Job Hazard Analysis (JHA), is a proven and effective technique of identifying potential job hazards and implementing the controls necessary to eliminate or reduce them. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) recommend that a JSA be done to determine the proper work safety procedures.
The JSA process consists of:
- Breaking the job or task into a sequence of logical steps;
- Identifying the hazards associated with each step;
- Understanding the consequences of these hazards if not properly controlled; and
- Identifying the necessary
- engineering controls (e.g., safety devices, special tools, structures, barriers, or baffling),
- administrative controls (e.g., work or job safety procedures, safety practices, work permits),
- personnel protective equipment (PPE),
- and/or special training (e.g., electrical safety, respiratory safety, lock out/tag out) necessary to eliminate or minimize theses hazards.
JSABuilder is fast, easy-to-use, and comprehensive. Developed by health and safety professionals, information is quickly entered through a series of screens by selecting from pre-programmed lists and entering text specific to the user's job or project. Once all information has been entered, users can download and print the JSA worksheet as an Adobe Acrobat PDF document for use in pre-job safety meetings, training sessions, or to store for future reference.
HASP Online is the first commercially available online health and safety plan development and management tool for HAZWOPER sites. HASP Online is a joint venture between EnviroSolve Corporation and Safety Unlimited, Inc.
"Many jobs are performed without the benefit of a job safety analysis, resulting in injuries that should have been easily prevented by a careful analysis and discussion of potential hazards," says EnviroSolve president John Batchelder. Adds Jules Griggs, president of Safety Unlimited, "Our goal is to ensure that anyone assessing job hazards has the best possible tools to easily perform a job safety analysis."
"We feel strongly," says Griggs, "that by sharing this free health and safety planning tool, we're helping safety professionals, managers, supervisors, foremen and task leaders to prevent injuries. We're pleased to be able to give this away as a service to the safety profession."
Additional information about EnviroSolve can be found at http://www.envirosolve.com
. Additional information about Safety Unlimited can be found at http://www.safetyunlimited.com
Information from HASP Online andthe JSABiulder web site.
Labels: Industrial Safety, workplace safety