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JSO Program





The Barzan Onshore Project is working towards its commitment to minimize the risks to workers in the performance of their tasks.  To fulfill this commitment, a JSO (JGC Safety Observation) Program was launched in support of Hazard Identification, TSTI (Total Safety Task Instruction), and JSO Card Program.   The JSO Card will help workers to identify the unsafe situations and be able to call them to the attention of the Management. Prior to completing a JSO Card, the reporter should take ownership of an observed situation and accept the responsibility of intervening and instigating immediate corrective actions.



Workers on the Barzan Project are aware that performing interventions should be done in a delicate manner and should engage the worker in a joint discussion.  At the end of the intervention, the worker will be expected to recognize his substandard act and should take all necessary corrective actions as agreed between the reporter and himself. Intervention sessions should not be used as a session to reprimand the worker for poor SHE&S performance.



The Barzan JSO Card is designed to support the inculcation of the IIF (Incident Injury Free) culture and provides a tool to record hazard observations. The core of inculcating this program are:


  • Caring for one another and demonstrating that care on a daily basis
  • Taking responsibility for your own safety and of those who work with you and around you
  • Being proactive and asking questions like – “What is the most dangerous thing that can happen to me and my colleagues on this job and how can I prevent it?
  • Stopping work if you consider it is not safe to start or continue
  • An attitude of wanting to follow the rules and procedures rather than being forced to.


Graphical Illustrations of the observations that include the safe and unsafe conditions. 

These observations came from from workers  using the JSO Cards.