Free Job Hazard Analysis Guide

Do you need to do a job hazard analysis at your place of business? Our friends at convergence training have a free download to help walk you through the process.

“This job hazard analysis guide includes five parts:

  1. Getting Ready to Perform a JHA

    Some things to do and think about before you begin.

  2. How to Perform a JHA

    An introduction to the two-step process for performing a JHA: Identify the steps or tasks of a job and then identify hazards associated with each task.

  3. Guides for Performing the JHA

    Part 1 is a form you can use to list the tasks of a job. Part 2 is a form you can use to identify the hazards associated with each task, and then write up a hazard scenario (including hazard control measures) for each.

  4. Hazard List

    Consult this handy list of different types of hazards to help you identify hazards for each task.

  5. Hierarchy of Controls

    Check out the hierarchy of controls to help you identify the types of controls to implement and the other in which to consider them.


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Free Guide to Effective EHS Training


From our friends at Convergence Training…

“If you’re in EHS, you’re probably also in EHS training. If so, you’re going to LOVE the free downloadable guide at the bottom of this article.

The guide is going to walk you through all the steps of having a top-notch EHS training program that follows best practices. We think it will make your job easier and your workplace a safer, healthier place.

Hope you enjoy it. You can download it now, or you can read the short preview article we’ve prepared for you below and download it from the bottom of this page. Such a life-so many options!”

Confined Space Guide Specifically for Small Businesses

If you’re a small business and you have confined space work that you need to do then you probably know the difficulty of trying to comply with OSHA standards. Fortunately OSHA has put together a guide to try to help.


The guide contains 17 chapters as follows:

CHAPTER 1 Confined Spaces and Permit Spaces

CHAPTER 2 Work Covered by the Standard

CHAPTER 3 Employer Responsibilities

CHAPTER 4 Overview of the Standard

CHAPTER 5 Identifying Permit Spaces

CHAPTER 6 Content of Permit Space Program
CHAPTER 7 Reclassifying a Permit Space as a Non-Permit Space
CHAPTER 8 Alternate Procedures for Certain Permit Spaces
CHAPTER 9 Entrants, Attendants, and Entry Supervisors
CHAPTER 10 Worker Training
CHAPTER 11 Rescue and Emergency Services

CHAPTER 12 Sewer System Entry

CHAPTER 13 Additional Information

In addition it contains an example of a permit required confined space program as well as a sample entry permit.

Step-by-Step Guide to OSHA Inspection

Do you know what to expect when there’s an OSHA Inspection? Do you know what your rights are? What you have to do and what you don’t have to do? Do you know the best way to proceed when OSHA inspectors show up?

If not, there’s a short 4-page document that you need to download entitled “The OSHA Inspection: A Step-by-Step Guide

This document, provided by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health, details your rights, your responsibility and more. Did you know, for example, that as an employee you have a right to request an OSHA inspection if you believe that your rights are being violated and that working conditions are not safe?

The paper details what you can expect before, during and after the inspection as well as what you can do to prepare for an inspection if you are given advance notice (It will also outline under what circumstances you’ll be given advance notice and when you won’t).

Download and read it now, before OSHA shows up because I’m not sure you’ll have time once they’re at your door.

OROSHA Pesticide and PPE Guide

Spring is here! It’s time to get out and plant those flowers and vegetables!

It’s also time to spray pesticides if you aren’t going organic which means that you need to think about how to protect yourself.

Fortunately, Oregon OSHA has put together a fairly comprehensive document to help you select the right Personal Protective Equipment, including apparel, respiratory protection, gloves, etc…

Click on the image above in order to download the 4 page document from the OROSHA website.