The PETROPARS Drilling department has developed a safety culture via SMART system in its drilling operations that employs a high level of behavior-based observations to help instill a broad based understanding of safety and hazard recognition. Senior management developed safety principles, but the day-to-day incorporation of the safety principles are coordinated by the workers themselves. This has led to a progressive improvement in safety results as the program and culture has matured.

The majority of the subsurface work is conducted on offshore jack-up drilling rigs by contract drilling personnel and service companies. In order to establish the desired safety culture, core safety principles were established and communicated by management. Then safety leadership training was provided to all key workers to gain understanding and commitment. Finally a behavior-based safety observation program was adopted and modified to fit this work environment. This behavior-based program has implemented through SMART system or (See Monitor Act Reinforce Track) that covered all aspects of the offshore drilling operation. The evolution of worker participation has been far greater than originally envisioned.

This paper demonstrates that safety can be improved with direct participation of the workforce in a behavior-based observation program according to PETROPARS achievement.

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