Job Safety Analysis (JSA) Library

Welcome to the Job Safety Analysis (JSA) library. A JSA describes job tasks in step-by-step fashion, identifies associated hazards at each step, and outlines proper hazard controls that minimize the risk of injury or illness to the individual(s) performing that task.
The objective of providing this library is to:
  • Improve safety awareness among staff
  • Decrease injury rates
  • Make effective JSA resources available to the entire UC Berkeley campus
JSA's are available in two formats: PDF and Word. You may download a JSA template in Word format and customize the template for your training and other uses in your department or you may start with an existing JSA found in one of the library listings on the right.

The Office of Environment, Health and Safety is available to UC Berkeley departments for initial assistance with development of a job safety analysis and editorial review (642-3073).

Please send ideas, comments, and suggestions about the JSA library to EH&S Specialist Gary Bayne ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

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The development of the Job Safety Analysis library was a Balanced Scorecard initiative of the AVC-BAS Safety Committee, sponsored by the Associate Vice Chancellor-Business and Administrative Services (AVC-BAS) and the AVC-BAS Leadership Team at the University of California, Berkeley.