July 2, 2004  

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

 

 

Job Hazard Analysis and Mitigation (JHAM) Policy

Summary

Job Hazard Analysis and Mitigation (JHAM) is a formal process by which personnel plan work, identify task-specific hazards, assess associated risks, eliminate hazards or establish control measures to mitigate risks, document results, and monitor the effectiveness of the control measures. This process is conducted annually, or whenever standard duties change, for routine work and is conducted on a task basis for non-routine work.

Area Hazard Analysis (AHA) is a formal process by which assigned personnel identify area hazards, assess associated risks, eliminate hazards or establish control measures to mitigate risks, document results, and monitor the effectiveness of the control measures. This process is conducted annually or when the characterization or content of an area changes.

Together, Job Hazard Analysis and Mitigation and Area Hazard Analysis processes, as major components of the Integrated Safety Management System at SLAC, produce specific actions and information necessary to safely complete a project, task or work activity while assuring active participation of those who perform the work.

Applicability and Scope               

JHAM is applicable to all SLAC workers, and the AHA is applicable to all areas where work activities take place.

Driver and Purpose        

To enhance safety through hazard analysis and to support compliance with the Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS).

Policy

The SLAC director and associate directors are responsible to ensure that job hazard analyses are performed for all employees and that area hazard analyses are carried out for the areas under their control. To support this requirement, all supervisors at SLAC will work with their employees to review and identify safety, health, and environmental hazards, and either eliminate the hazards or establish controls necessary to reduce the associated risk to an acceptable level. This review shall be conducted annually and whenever a change of duties warrants a review. A job hazard analysis, either routine or non-routine, must be performed before work begins.

Additionally, all areas at SLAC where work activities take place shall be reviewed by the responsible associate director or assigned designee, with support from ES&H Hazard Control and other ES&H staff. This review identifies the safety, health and environmental hazards present in the area and either eliminates the hazards or establishes controls necessary to reduce the associated risk to an acceptable level.

ES&H Hazard Control shall establish and maintain a hazard analysis training program that supports the goal of this policy, and shall establish and maintain a program to monitor compliance with this policy and report results to the ES&HCC.

Policy Owner: Associate Director, ES&H Division

Policy Contact: Hazard Control, ES&H Division

 

 

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Last update Wednesday June 30, 2004 by Emily Ball