When should a JSA be created? JSAs should be developed for all equipment
and specific operations that present safety hazards and/or concerns. Employees shall
be trained on and have a good understanding of the instructions and hazards listed
in the JSA prior to engaging in such work practices.
Who is responsible for creating JSAs? Although Supervisors and Safety Professionals
generally develop the JSAs, the forms shall be reviewed by workers performing the
job for feedback and suggestions. Often times, employees who routinely utilize equipment
and/or perform specific job tasks are better able to identify certain hazards associated
with the work, so it is critical that those individuals be involved in the JSA development
What is an SOP? A standard operating procedure (SOP) is a written document or instruction
detailing all steps and activities of a process. The SOP should provide safety, health, and
environmental information to perform the process safely. View the SOP Fact Sheet
for more information on the requirements.
Where Can I Find SOP Templates? See the SOP Template Library
for customizable templates of common chemicals and chemical groups.
What is the difference between a JSA and an SOP? While both documents provide general safety information about an operation,
a JSA is typically equipment specific (e.g. Meat Slicer) whereas an SOP provides a broader scope that includes multiple steps of a process
(e.g. Food Preparation).
The following Job Safety Analysis (JSA) templates are available for download in
Microsoft Word. These useful documents should be customized to specific equipment/operations
and used for employee safety training: