Risk Assessment and Job safety Analysis (JSA, JHA)

A risk assessment is a process for identifying hazards related to an activity, evluating the level of risk involved and proposing control measures to reduce the level of the risk. Risk assessment is used at a higher level for a whole activity. Whereas a JSA is a lower level tool used on a day to day basis for identifying hazards for a job and proposing control measures. The only difference is that the risk evaluation is not necessary ina JSA