This topic covers job hazard analysis, which is a method of analyzing a particular job or task to uncover all potential dangers. In job hazard analysis, a job is broken down into basic steps. Each step is analyzed for potential hazards, and safe practices are developed to eliminate these hazards. Job hazard analysis results in detailed written procedures for safely completing many tasks within the workplace.
Every employer must assess the workplace to determine what types of hazards their workers face and whether these hazards necessitate the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Outside of this specific application, job hazard analysis is an important tool for employers to use in defining safe work practices and designing accident prevention strategies.
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