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Worksite Analysis

Worksite analysis (WSA) is the 2nd OSHA VPP element, focused on identifying hazards, hazardous situations, and other risks employees are or may be exposed to.

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WSA ensures the organization has:

  • Baseline safety and health hazard analyses of all work areas
  • Frequent hazard analyses of routine and non-routine jobs, tasks, and processes
  • Pre-use analysis of new equipment, materials, chemicals, facilities, processes, and project sites
  • Hazard analyses of significant changes, including process modifications, facility changes, and changes in design or engineering plans
  • Routine self-inspections, ensuring every workspace is inspected at least once each quarter
  • A hazard reporting system, including an anonymous reporting component
  • A system to prioritize, assign responsibility, and track identified hazards, risks, deficiencies, and suggestions to closure
  • Mishap and near-miss investigation processes that determine root causes and contributing factors
  • Comprehensive trend analysis focusing on leading indicators