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A job safety analysis (also called a job hazard analysis) is a method of identifying, assessing, and controlling hazards associated with specific jobs. A job-safety analysis breaks down a job into tasks. You evaluate each task to identify any hazards, and then determine how each hazard will be controlled. A job safety analysis works well for jobs with hazards that are difficult to eliminate, and is especially useful for jobs with a history of accidents or near misses.

Performing a job safety analysis for complex jobs can take a considerable amount of time and expertise to develop. Involving the employees performing the jobs throughout the analysis process can provide you a better understanding of the different ways each task is accomplished. You may also want to have a safety professional help you.

Most Oregon OSHA rules do not specifically require you to conduct a job safety analysis; however, a job safety analysis is a useful tool that can help you eliminate hazards before they cause injuries.

  • Apps-mobile/online
    • Lifting calculator app
      Easy calculator for analyzing lifting operations. Desktop, Android, and Apple versions available.
      English  
    • What's wrong with this picture
      Real photos of workplace hazards taken by Oregon OSHA compliance officers. Can you identify the hazards?
      English  
  • Brochures/Guides
  • Catalogs
    • Public Education Workshop Schedule April-June
      Schedule for in-person workshop classes around the state during April, May, and June. Attending an Oregon OSHA class helps you gain important knowledge and skills.
      English  02/27/2018
    • Public Education Workshop Schedule January-March
      Schedule for in-person workshop classes around the state during January, February, and March. Attending an Oregon OSHA class helps you gain important knowledge and skills.
      English  12/12/2017
  • Forms
    • PPE hazard assessment form (docx)
      Use this sample form to identify hazards and to certify (document in writing) that you completed the assessment.
      English  07/12/2016

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  • What would you do next?
    This interactive bi-lingual training program contains nine training sessions. Includes materials on hazard identification, unsafe versus safe conditions/acts, and proposed corrective actions to implement.
    English 18 minutes  

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