Lathe Operator Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) Worksheet Mobile App
The Lathe Operator Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) Worksheet is an app that can be used when performing a job hazard analysis or job safety analysis for a lathe operator.
How does it work?
A lathe is a useful tool that rotates the a piece about an axis of rotation to perform cutting, sanding, drilling, facing, and turning, with tools that are applied to the subject object to provide symmetrical tooling to said object. The use of a lathe presents certain hazards to the machine operator as the device rotates quickly, may use sharp or hazardous tools or bits to shape the workpiece, and may have pieces that appendages can easily be caught by. This app helps lathe operators by noting all job steps, each task within each step, and the potential hazards that can impact the safety and health of the lathe operator. Once a risk assessment is performed, risk mitigation strategies and hazard controls can be implemented. The app focuses on a primary hazard control which is the use of PPE, or personal protective equipment. Using eye protection, hand protection, breathing protection, and hearing protection may help protect lathe operators from some of the most common hazards such as splinters, wood dust, and more. This app is useful as a part of a company's safe work initiatives that can be put in place to promote the health and safety of workers.