REA 1-Day Course

Effective Job Hazard Analysis Training Course

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Note About This Course

This course provides JHA methodological, data management, and data utilization guidance based on lessons learned by REA through completion of JHAs for over 10,000 job positions for federal government organizations employing well over 100,000 personnel.

Job hazard analysis (JHA) is a workplace assessment method used to identify and control unacceptable risks relating to the performance of job tasks. As a result of the introduction of Part 19 of the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, performance of JHA has become commonplace in organizations regulated under the Canada Labour Code, Part II. However, methods for JHA are not specified by these Regulations, or for that matter, by the Canadian occupational health and safety laws in any provinces or territories. While JHA may appear to be a “straightforward” exercise, it is not - particularly in projects involving JHAs for several hundred occupations. Without adequate preparation JHA projects can be compromised by a variety of unanticipated problems.

How can I benefit from this course?

You will gain knowledge of:

  • Regulatory requirements for hazard assessment

  • Formulation of suitable JHA procedures, and/or consistent methodologies

  • Performing accurate characterization of job tasks

  • Properly identifying key hazards in the workplace

  • Producing criteria to promote objective and reliable risk-ratings (resulting in consistent conclusions relating to task risks and adequacy of controls)

  • "Judgment Drift" - essentially the phenomenon whereby the evaluator's hazard and risk perceptions change over the course of the project, resulting in systematic differences in JHA outcomes over the life of the project

  • Selection of knowledgeable / qualified personnel to conduct the JHAs

  • The mechanisms to ensure consistency among multiple persons performing JHAs

  • Adequate data management systems and procedures

View Course Curriculum


Module 1 - Basic Concepts and Definitions
Module 2 - What is a "Workplace Hazard/Risk Analysis"?
Module 3 - Potential Benefits and Uses of HAs
Module 4 - Relevent OHS Legislation
Module 5 - Types and Focuses of Hazard Assessments
Module 6 - Underlying Decision Logic for Hazard Assessments
Module 7 - Generic Steps in Performing a Hazard Assessment
Module 8 - Performing a Hazard Assessment
Module 9 - Examples of Outputs

Is this course for me?

The course should be of particular interest for personnel in federally-regulated organizations, but also worthwhile for anyone interested in producing valid and useful JHAs.

Course Approvals

American Board of Industrial Hygiene 6.5 hours of technical contact time
Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists 1.0 points

Cost (See Terms & Conditions)

Public: $799.00 Plus Tax
In-House: $599.00 Plus Tax - Please contact us