There is always a risk of an injury whenever there is any construction work going on, and in some of our other workplaces. While this does not go away, there are things we can do to keep it from happening all the time, and our work not to stop. There are other cases where you have to accept the risk as part of a job. But it is important to know up to what point are these risks acceptable.
Risk is measured through its frequency, the probability of it occurring, and how severe an injury it shall cause. For a risk to be accepted, the management level of an organization have to be on board. The task of controlling risk falls on management. They are in charge of the tools that will help make sure these risks are not freely occurring. A job safety analysis tool is an example.
Since they are directly affected, those on the ground need to do their best to keep these risks minimal. When a project is underway, those who will be involved need to have been told of their participation. They also need to be aware of all dangers they might face, and how best they are to be prepared for them.
Those doing the job know of most of the risks, but fail to shed light on them. This information needs to be captured, to develop ways of minimizing it. It is critical that there is set a point at which the risks are acceptable, and beyond which they are not. For this to happen, the organizing level needs to have all the details of the work environment, and the health and safety hazards in it.
There are no two people who can look at risks the same way. Some people may think it is normal while other will not dare work there. Therefore, communicating the presence of risk becomes complicated. The JSA tools shall make the communication and documentation of the risks easier for everyone. Through it, people will also have an easier time grasping the risks and control measures in place.
This tool is used to reduce the level of risk to its lowest point. Through this tool, all those who are part of the job force shall interact and have the same understanding of the job at hand, the procedures involved, and the hazards likely to be faced as the job goes on. It needs to be implemented in full if its benefits are to be realized. This is how they will open up to give the relevant information for his exercise. The employees need to feel valued when they share their opinions, for them to be willing to share this information.