Farm Equipment Mechanic Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) Worksheet Mobile App
The Farm Equipment Mechanic 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 mechanics that are engaged in maintaining and repairing farm equipment. This app helps with 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 maintain and repair farming and agricultural equipment which can be quite dangerous. Farming has largely changed and equipment such as harvesters, combines, and others are now heavy equipment requiring an advanced service technician and of heavy vehicle mechanic to maintain. This app notes the potential workplace hazards in repairing and maintaining 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 begin with identifying hazards, and can eventually include training in safety plans for maintaining and repairing 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 an agricultural and farm equipment mechanic or technician, reduce downtime on a farm or agricultural operation, and promote overall workplace safety.