JSA / JSEA Book – Job Safety Analysis
A Job Safety Analysis (JSA) is used to identify hazards and controls and communicate these to your work group.
An effective JSA involves the following five actions.
- Break the job down into its basic steps.
- Identify the hazards associated with each step.
- Identify controls to eliminate or control those hazards.
- Put controls in place and check to see if new hazards are created.
- Proceed with the job and monitor the controls while you work.
Other similar documents to a JSA are a Job Safety and Environment Analysis (JSEA), Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) or Work Method Statements (WMS). The purpose of these documents is to document from start to finish the step-by-step process that is needed for a work task or activity to be undertaken safely, acknowledging any high risk construction activities (See Code of Practice) and the environment.