Probability/Severity ratings – Is this feature enabled on your JSABuilder account?

Did you know you can set up your JSABuilder form to be able to assign rankings to indicate the probability of encountering a particular hazard, and the severity of an injury if that hazard is not mitigated? To enable and edit this feature, click on the blue ‘Admin’ tab, then select ‘Probability / Severity” from the list on […]

Machine Safety Checklist

In 2013, dozens of companies were fined for equipment and machine-related injuries.  These incidents severed limbs, crushed hands and fingers, caused severe burns, and some even resulted in death. According to statistics from OSHA, employees who operate and maintain machinery suffer approximately 18,000 amputations, lacerations, crushing injuries, abrasions, and over 800 deaths per year. Before starting work on […]

A closer look at AHAs

AHA features now available on JSAs! For those of you not familiar with our AHA (Activity Hazard Analysis) form, this is JSABuilder’s safety analysis worksheet designed to meet USACE EM 385-1-1 and Navy requirements. AHAs serve the same purpose as JSAs – to identify and control the hazards of a job task – but vary […]

OSHA proposes electronic reporting of injury/illness data

In response to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics’ estimation that three million workers were injured on the job in 2012, OSHA has recently proposed a rule to its recordkeeping requirements, which would obligate employers to electronically submit injury and illness reports. WHO: The first proposed requirement is for employers of establishments with more than 250 employees […]

Safety Training Videos: Construction Site Fatalities

The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) recently released three case study safety videos based on real-life, on-the-job fatalities.  They are brief, impactful recreations of the actions (and inactions) surrounding the accidents.  The incidents portrayed in this “Lessons to Go Home Safe” series include an electrocution involving an aluminum ladder, a deadly fall from a short […]