JHA & Training

The online Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) system for EETD is now active. A Frequently Asked Questions page for the new JHA system, and step-by-step instructions for an individual, a Supervisor, or a Work Lead, can be found at http://www.lbl.gov/ehs/jha/index.shtml.

All EETD employees should complete their individual JHA as soon as possible to meet Performance Review requirements, and in any case, no later than 9/30/08.

  1. Go to "J" in the Lab website's "A-Z Index." [http://www.lbl.gov/lab-index/j-master.html]
  2. Log into the JHA website.
  3. Click on the JHA tab in the left column, and then select "New JHA."
    • Your JHA must be updated in the future if you change jobs, if your job scope changes significantly, or at least annually. Depending on the extent of your JHA update, you may likely select "Modify JHA" instead of "New JHA."
  4. You have been pre-assigned to, or you will assign yourself to, one or more JHA Work Groups.
    • A JHA Group is a collection of individuals having some common administrative structure and performing similar tasks with similar hazards and controls. Not all members of a Work Group may perform all the tasks, but there should be some commonality. There are about 30 JHA Work Groups in EETD.
    • The typical tasks, hazards, and hazard controls have already been analyzed for each Work Group. Most of the work activity questions (similar to the old JHQ questions) may be answered for you.
  5. Read through the pre-answered questions. Change "no" answers to "yes" if you need to for your individual work. (Questions answered "yes" for the typical group member cannot be changed to a "no" in the individual's JHA. However, when your Supervisor or Work Lead reviews and approves your JHA, they can and should edit, add, or delete any tasks, hazards, or controls as appropriate for the specific work you do.)
  6. Double check that your membership in each JHA Work Group, if you have been pre-assigned by a Group Owner or ES&H staff, is appropriate. It is common to belong to more than one group; you could belong to many groups, depending on the work you do.
    • The JHA system goes beyond the old JHQ and will create a Work Authorization that lists tasks, hazards, and hazard controls tailored to the work you do. The analysis and authorization may be very simple, as in the case of an office worker whose only significant hazard is musculoskeletal discomfort or injury from computer use. It could be more complex for a lab worker exposed to laser, chemical, or pressure hazards. The Job Hazard Analysis and work authorization is reviewed and approved electronically by both the Supervisor (or Work Lead) and the employee.

Subcontractor Safety

For on-site hands-on work (non-construction) activities performed by subcontractors, vendors and guests, a Subcontractors Job Hazards Analysis & Work Authorization (SJHAWA) must be completed (unless a regular JHA has been completed instead). It is the requester's responsibility to assure the SJHAWA documentation is completed and the process is followed.

Here is a 1-page summary of the On-Site Hands-on Work Safety Process for Subcontractors (Non-Construction). Further details can be found in Mike Ruggieri's PowerPoint presentation made to EETD staff on December 11, 2008. Complete guidance and forms can be found on the SJHAWA website.

EH&S Training Web Page

Get course schedules, sign-up for courses, access the JHA web site, get your Training Profile, and find out about training alternatives.

By following the JHA link, supervisors can also easily access JHA and Training reports such as training still needed for employees they supervise.