Improved Job Safety Analysis (JSA) with SafetyNet

Predictive Analytics Can Improve your Job Safety Analysis & Overall Workplace Safety

In order improve workplace safety, companies must first identify all of the hazards associated with their work.  Generally, these hazards are identified and documented via a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) or Job Safety Analysis (JSA) process.

Once a Job Hazard Analysis is completed, each significant hazard is then managed by executing various risk management strategies that often culminate in a safety plan.   These safety plans often include standard operating procedures on how to accomplish the work in the safest way possible.

Once these safety plans are communicated and in place, there are two ways to identify how effective they are.  First, companies can be reactive, wait for injuries to occur, and then do root cause analysis to determine how to prevent them in the future.  However, this is costly, it sends a horrible message to your employees, and doesn’t yield enough data for analysis as you improve and reduce your incident rates.

A less costly, more proactive, and predictive way to measure the effectiveness of your Job Safety Analysis and safety plan is to conduct ongoing inspections and observations of the conditions and human behaviors within your worksite.  The unsafe or at-risk conditions found in these Job Hazard Analysis audits can show where your organization is either not in compliance with your safety plan, or where your safety plan has gaps in the form of hazards that were missed in the original Job Safety Analysis process.   Either way, as these Job Hazard Analysis audits are conducted, they can be used to fix hazardous conditions and behaviors in the short term, but they can also be used to trend and identify key patterns that can predict where your highest areas of risk will be in the future.

The figure below shows the actual results of one company that uses Predictive Solutions’ SafetyNet software to support is Job Safety Analysis process.   This company was able to feed the predictive analytics capabilities within SafetyNet with Job Hazard Analysis Audit data to help them predict when and where incidents were going to occur so that they could be prevented.  The blue line in the figure shows increasing levels of Job Safety Analysis audits, and the red line shows the decreasing incident rate over a 15 month period.

Cummins Job Safety Analysis

Figure 1 – As JHA/JSA audits increase, injuries and incidents decrease

Learn more about how SafetyNet can improve your job safety analysis process by contacting our team, downloading our latest whitepaper, Four ‘Safety Truths’ that Reduce Workplace Injuries, or reading a case study and listening to video testimonials from Cummins about how SafetyNet supports their Job Safety Analysis process.