Job Hazard Assessments

  • Job Safety Assessment is simply a procedure used to review job methods and uncover hazards that may have been overlooked in the layout of the plant or building and in the design of the machinery, equipment, tools, work stations, and processes, or that may have developed after production started, or that resulted from changes in work procedures or personnel. It’s one of the first steps in hazard and accident analysis and in safety training.

    Supervisors can use the findings of a job hazard analysis to eliminate and prevent hazards in their workplaces. This is likely to result in fewer worker injuries and illnesses; safer, more effective work methods; reduced workers’ compensation costs; and increased worker productivity. The analysis also can be a valuable tool for training new employees in the steps required to perform their jobs safely.

    For a job hazard analysis to be effective, management must demonstrate its commitment to safety and health and follow through to correct any uncontrolled hazards identified. Otherwise, management will lose credibility and employees may hesitate to go to management when dangerous conditions threaten them.

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    Building Inspection Form
        
    Facilities Management Safety Manual
        
    Responsible Parties
    The following parties are responsible for the implementation of the Accident and Illness Safety Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania 
    Human Resources Public Safety Department Environmental Health and Safety
    The Human Resource Department provides information and brochures relating to safety during the new employee orientation process 
    Record Keeping
    Records pertaining to individual accidents, injury and illness must be kept on file in both the Human Resource Department and the Public Safety Office 
    Inspections
    The Environmental Health and Safety Office conducts safety inspections within all buildings on our campus.
    Hearing Conservation
    A hearing conservation plan has been developed in conjunction with the Special Education Department on the University Campus 
    Contractor Job Safety
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania expects all outside contractors working on its campus to conduct all work consistent with all safety regulations  
    Asbestos Awareness
    The Department of Environmental Health and Safety coordinates all asbestos-related activities on campus.