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Boxes and Material Handling JSA


Boxes and Material Handling JSA


In general, OSHA refers to material handling as the manual or mechanical process of handling, storage, use, and disposal of materials.  Injuries sustained from material handling fall into the category of the most common compensatory injuries in the United States, often resulting in serious injury or death. These operations require precise planning and training to assure these tasks are conducted incident and injury free.


Using a JSA to identify potential hazards for each work task is not only strongly recommended by OSHA, but also helps improve compliance by taking another important step toward ensuring safety in your workplace.


Paper Jester Safety Resources has created an easily customizable digital JSA template with recommended revision areas highlighted in yellow for immediate identification.  These JSAs are samples and need to be modified and made specific to your organization, it's exposures and controls that need to be established. In addition, if your organization has multiple locations, each site must have a hazard analysis developed for that specific site.


Header contains fields for:

  • Location
  • Department
  • Required Protective Gear
  • Energy Sources
  • File Name


Assessment divided into three sections:

  1. Sequence of Basic Job Steps
  2. Potential Accidents or Hazards
  3. Recommended Safe Job Procedures


Pages: 6

Language: English

Category: General Safety

Tip: Download the free template to create your own custom JSA!

  • Microsoft Word 97-2003 Document (.doc)

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