Compliance with OSHA standards is much more than common sense. Over time the rules have become more detailed and failure to comply has become a costly proposition.
JHA - Job Hazard Assessments
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.
Evaluating and proactively taking steps to move toward injury and fatality prevention is key. All companies should have an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) to help identify hazards in the workplace and protect all employees.
Tailgate or Toolbox safety meetings (as required by T8 CCR 1509) are 10-15 minute on-the job meetings for employees in the construction industry. Tailgate/Toolbox safety meetings are held to keep employees alert to work-related hazards and prevent injuries. Tailgate or Toolbox meetings must address the specific hazards and safe work practices for the work tasks that employees are actually performing.