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Job Safety Analysis (JSA): Understanding the Purpose and Intent

“The purpose and intent of a JSA is to methodically examine a job task; break it down into manageable steps to identify hazards and risks which will be either eliminated or controlled in order to safely and efficiently execute that task.

One of the most powerful things about a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) is that it happens before you start the job. At this point, no at-risk behaviors have been performed, and it is an opportunity to get it right from the beginning.

So, the better you can execute the JSA and the more effort you can put into it, the more it will save you from calling time-outs or having safety conversations.”

Excerpt From: ‘Commit to Safe and Efficient Operations’ by Kris S. Callen #SafeandEfficient #TheCallenGroup


Kris's Bio

After 20 years of working with clients involved in high-risk operations around the globe, Kris founded The Callen Group in April 2017 in order to focus solely on developing and promoting high-performing operational cultures that lead to safe and efficient operations.

He founded Performance Coaching International, served as president from 2005 – 2009, was Senior Vice President at The REACH Group from 2009 – 2017, and is a highly respected Senior Leadership and Safety Facilitator. In addition, he was highly involved in the mergers of Global Marine and SantaFe, Hercules, and TODCO as well as Talisman’s North Sea Operations transfer from Total. Kris remains on the cutting edge of advances in the area of behavioral safety, predominately in the Oil and Gas Sector.

Kris’ career has taken him to 90 countries training over 35,000 people. He has been intimately involved with the development and implementation of Behavioral Safety Processes with Enterprise Offshore, Orion Drilling, Hercules Offshore, as well as the former GlobalSantaFe which is now Transocean. In 2019 Kris authored the book “Commit to Safe and Efficient Operations” published by PennWell. This book outlines a clear roadmap for bringing many cultures together and simplifying the safety tools that are used day in and out.

Kris holds dual Bachelor of Science degrees from Belhaven University, Jackson Mississippi, in Accounting and in Business Administration. He is passionate about creating a performance culture where safety and efficiency go hand in hand. He currently divides his time between Lafayette, Louisiana, Tampa, Florida, and Houston, Texas, and has four grown sons: Braxton, Taylor, Joshua, and Noah.