Job Hazard Analysis
Environmental, Health and Safety can assist in conducting Job Hazard Analyses for any tasks that supervisors or employees identify as posing a risk of injury or illness to workers.
Appendix IV in the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Program lists the hazards, controls and PPE recommended for common work tasks conducted by employees at Lafayette College.
Contact EHS to request a Job Hazard Analysis for any task not included in the PPE program.
A hazard is the potential for harm. In practical terms, a hazard often is associated with a condition or activity that, if left uncontrolled, can result in an injury or illness. Identifying hazards and eliminating or controlling them as early as possible will help prevent injuries and illnesses.
A job hazard analysis is a technique that focuses on job tasks as a way to identify hazards before they occur. It focuses on the relationship between the worker, the task, the tools, and the work environment. Ideally, after you identify uncontrolled hazards, you will take steps to eliminate or reduce them to an acceptable risk level.