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Best Practice: Job Briefings
SUBJECT: JOB BRIEFINGS
PRACTICE STATEMENT: Provides a uniform methodology and outlines key components of job
PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: Document job sequence, hazards to be encountered,
and steps taken to control/eliminate hazards by doing the following:
All crew members shall participate in a documented job briefing. Job
briefings are to be held at the start of the work shift, as work tasks or hazards differ from
original briefing, and as additional personnel arrive at the job site. These job briefings shall
include the components of a Hazard Analysis or use your company specific hazard analysis program
associated with the work steps, hazards associated with the work step, and ways to eliminate or
control the hazards. The job briefing form shall have a provision for each employee to sign to
verify they have participated in the job briefing. Each ET&D Partnership company’s management shall
establish a review process to ensure that the documented job briefing process is effective.
- Define task.
- Identify roles & responsibilities.
- Identify hazards.
- Determine risk mitigation.
- Documentation shall include I&I to be used.
- Personal Protective Equipment to be used.
- Emergency response information.
- Number of briefings to be held.
- Provides for essential job safety planning guidelines and lists key elements.
- Enhances compliance with OSHA regulatory requirements.
- Incorporates use of a specific hazards identification process in the job planning process that
will provide for enhanced controls for risks.
- Proper pre-planning reduces the risk of injury.
- The process and required documentation enhances inclusion and participation of job team members
in the safety planning processes associated with the job.
National Electric Safety Code (NESC, ANSI C2 - Part 4)
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