Best Industry Practices - How to Structure and Write a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) / Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA)
  • CODE : JOME-0011
  • Duration : 90 Minutes
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John J. Meola is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and holds an Associate in Risk Management (ARM). He is an OSHA 500 Trainer in Construction Safety and is also an Adjunct Instructor in Risk Control at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond VA. Meola has many years of experience building and managing safety & health plans for organizations of all sizes and industries. He is a published author of safety handbooks and is a highly energetic speaker on safety leadership topics.

A properly-composed JHA/AHA is one of the primary documents that large clients are increasingly asking to review in advance of allowing you to start work on their Project. The JHA/AHA is not an OSHA requirement however it is required by US Corp of Engineers for most work on military installations. Most of the initial JHA/AHA documents are rejected on the first or second submission for a range of common failures, which we will discuss in this Webinar. Mr. Meola has written hundreds of JHA/AHA’s and also reviewed AHA’s for NAVFAC in accordance with US ACE EM 385 for any work on military installations.

This Webinar will review the proper methodology, vocabulary, definitions and composition process for structuring a document that addresses the key elements and information needed to execute an operation. Client organizations and large General Contractors are scrutinizing these documents very closely to verify you know where the land mines and quick-sand is for whatever job you are proposing. The days of just showing up on a site and going to work are over. By submitting a well organized and job-specific JHA/AHA you will demonstrate competency before you even show up on the site.

Areas Covered

This Webinar will include:

  • Terms and definitions specific to the JHA/AHA process
  • How to use the Risk Matrix to prove you are eliminating hazards or controlling them to an acceptable level
  • Tips on making your JHA/AHA distinctive and meaningful to your organization and also to the Client
  • Most common failure points causing rejection of the JHA/AHA on the initial submission and how to avoid them
  • Necessary and supplemental information, details, specifics, metrics, licenses, qualifications, etc.
  • Resources for additional study and comparison
  • Industry-specific Best Practices and techniques to build your JHA/AHA library

Learning Objectives

Among the reasons for building a JHA/AHA library are:

  • Better control over work safety practices
  • Conformance to Client requirements
  • Demonstrating competency in your field
  • ‘Defensive Paper’ to refute allegations of negligence in the event of an accident
  • Going beyond OSHA and other basic safety & health regulatory requirements
  • Educating your workers in the necessary accident and incident avoidance steps
  • Training New Employees to understand and accept Company standards of Safety Performance
  • Team Building and Leadership elements incorporated into the JHA/AHA process

Who Should Attend

  • Safety Managers and Directors
  • Project Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Superintendents
  • Foremen, Supervisors
  • Safety Committees
  • Project Engineers
  • Quality Control/ Quality Assurance Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Technical Document Specialists
  • Technical Writers
  • NAVFAC/ US ACE Safety Officers
  • OSHA and State plan Safety Inspectors and Managers
  • Health Care Practitioners
  • Industrial Hygienists
  • Hazardous Materials Response Teams
  • EMS and First Responders
  • State, County, and Municipal Officials
  • Risk & Insurance Managers
  • Loss Control Managers and Representatives
  • Insurance Brokers, Agents, and technical staff
  • Construction managers and engineers
  • Safety equipment Dealers
  • Fire Safety officers
  • Police and Fire officials
  • $200.00



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