Agricultural Equipment Operator Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) Worksheet Mobile App
The Agricultural Equipment Operator Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) Worksheet is a valuable app that can be used in farms and agricultural environments.
How does it work?
This app can help promote the safety of equipment operators that are engaged in farming food and feed products by identifying potential hazards in the necessary job tasks and operations, and finding was to implement corrective actions and hazard controls to promote the health and safety of personnel who have to operate farming and agricultural equipment which can be quite dangerous. Farming has largely changed and equipment such as harvesters, combines, and more represent a more efficient way to farm, while also having the potential to cause significant injury or death. This app notes the potential workplace hazards in utilizing equipment in an agricultural setting, the suggested use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to mitigate said hazards, as well as the job steps and actions that are performed, the potential job safety issues that arise during those job steps or during a specific task, and ways to reduce risk. Potential methods to reduce risk and injury being with identifying hazards, can eventually can include training in safety plans for utilizing farming and agricultural equipment, the proper use of PPE, and more. A proper job hazard analysis or job safety analysis can help to reduce workers' compensation claims from agricultural workers and farm workers, reduce downtime on a farm or agricultural operation, and promote overall workplace safety.