PDC 202

Job Hazard Analysis

introductory | Credits: 4 CM Credit Hours / 0.4 CEU
Saturday, May 21 | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Limit: 35


Ergonomics, Healthcare, Risk Assessment and Management


A proper JHA requires much more than observing a job task to see “if it looks hard.” In this workshop, you will learn the basics of proper hazard identification, documentation, and benchmarking to appropriate standards. Everyone will participate in exercises involving: hazard identification, pre-task research (what we think the person does all day), observing/photo/video/e-documentation (what actually happens all day), technical analysis, determining whether the work is “safe,” and evaluating solutions. Participants will walk through the steps of putting a JHA together from start to finish. This course will focus on multiple environments: healthcare, general industry, and construction. These skills are critical to assist organizations in the reduction of injuries and illnesses.

Value Added

Attendees will review hazard identification, receive JHA Templates, learn about compiling JHAs, gain understanding and application of the Revised Lifting Equation for certain tasks.


Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Better recognize workplace hazards.
  • Break a task down into its component steps.
  • Identify hazards and risks associated with each component step.
  • Determine precautions to address hazards and risks at each component step.
  • Apply the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) Revised Lifting Equation.
  • Explain how JHAs are incorporated into successful safety management systems to identify and prioritize hazardous tasks.


  • Understanding JHA fundamentals
  • Hazard recognition
  • Assess hazard controls and comprehend how to better perform a JHA
  • Ergonomics connection within the JHA
  • How to implement a JHA after it has been created

Transfer of Knowledge

Instructors will evaluate participants understanding of the materials presented based on:

  • Hands-on demonstrations and practicum
  • Workshops
  • Group activities

Course Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/16PDC202

Sponsoring Committee

Healthcare Working Group