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Per MCO 5100.29C, Vol 1, Chapt 5, Para 050302.A.3, and NAVMC DIR 5100.8, Chap 5001, Para 5 (b) (1), all Supervisory personnel are required to receive specialized safety training.  New supervisors shall be provided Supervisor Safety Training (SST) within 90 days of appointment and annually thereafter.

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A JHA is a technique that focuses on job tasks as a way to identify hazards before they occur. It focuses on the relationship between the worker, the task, the tools, and the work environment. Supervisors can use the findings of a JHA to eliminate and prevent hazards in the workplaces. This is likely to result in fewer worker injuries and illnesses; safer, more effective work methods; reduced workers' compensation costs; and increased worker productivity. The analysis also can be a valuable tool for training new employees in the steps required to perform their jobs safely.






A qualitative and subjective hazard assessment method

A quantitative and objective hazard analysis method

Suited For

Routine, simple tasks

Non-routine, large operations

Also Called

Job Safety Analysis (NSC)

Job Task Analysis

Composite Risk Management


Developed by and recommended by OSHA

Developed by DoD, used by all services, required by HQMC


To identity and eliminate hazards associated with each step in a task or job

To identify and control risks across the full spectrum of a task, job, or operation


JHA Worksheet

ORM Worksheet


Break a task down into steps. Identity hazards in each step. List actions taken to eliminate each hazard. (Finite Process)

5-Step Process:  Identity hazards, assess the hazards, Develop controls, Implement controls, Supervise and Evaluate.  (Continuous process)


Employee, supervisor, safety personnel

Employee, supervisor, leadership

End state

All hazards are controlled

Some hazards may still exists but are controlled to an acceptable level based on mission