Reasons Why a Job Hazard Analysis Matters
OSHA puts worker safety above all else, and expects employers to do their part in identifying potential hazards and taking corrective actions to eliminate them or reduce the risks they pose to an acceptable level. Whether employers are looking to keep their workforce safe and ensure compliance before accidents occur, or need to ensure effective responses to enforcement actions that mitigate exposure to potentially devastating consequences, a job hazard analysis is an important part of the puzzle.
At Hendershot, Cowart & Hisey, P.C., our Houston lawyers have been trusted by employers from many industries across Texas and the U.S. in matters involving OSHA law. From proactive counsel to defense representation, our work is driven by years of experience, and an attention to detail so very crucial to safety, risk reduction, and liability mitigation.
On our latest OSHA defense blog, we delve into the importance of the job hazard analysis, also called a job safety analysis, and why these assessments can be crucial to employers both before and after regulatory enforcement issues arise. These include valuable objectives like:
- Improving workplace safety / protecting employees;
- Preparing for inspections and the unexpected;
- Expanding the scope of a company’s safety and compliance efforts; and
- Minimizing liability and exposure to harmful repercussions.