Congratulations to SMS Standout Jason Carlson. Jason is a remote paramedic and was nominated for excellent performance, customer recognition, living the SMS mission and quality of work. Jason is assigned to the Pacific Khamsin drillship as a SARS-CoV-2(Covid-19) liaison. His role aboard the Pacific Khamsin is to be the liaison with the Pacific Drilling ship onboard remote paramedic and onshore QHSE staff regarding all things SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) related. A tragic incident occurred on the ship, and Jason was able to pivot to his remote paramedic provider role to assist the Pacific Drilling remote paramedic to manage the situation. Great work, Jason!

We asked Jason to tell us about his typical day at work.

A.A.Describe a typical day at work.

J.C. My day starts at night with temperature checks for the crew of about 165 people. After that, I help the HSE advisor go through the safety observation cards and help the other medic.


A.A. What was the best vacation you have ever taken?

J.C. Going to Mexico with my parents when I was about 12.


A.A. Describe yourself in one sentence.

J.C. I am a homebody.


A.A. What is your favorite thing about your job?

J.C. Learning new things and meeting new people.


A.A. What food could you live on for a month?

J.C. Seafood.


A.A. Do you have a side hustle, hobby, or volunteer group that you’re involved in outside of work? What else do you spend your time doing?

J.C. Not really any side hustle. I spend most of my time at home with my daughter and my wife.


A.A. How do you stay motivated at work?

J.C. My wife and daughter.


A.A. What has been the most fulfilling moment in your career so far?

J.C. Too many to really count. I have worked in three states in fire and EMS.


A.A. Who would play you in a movie?

J.C. If he was still alive, Chris Farley but the wife says Seth Rogen.


A.A. Tell us about a moment that changed your life.

J.C.The birth of my daughter.


A.A. What would be your advice for future [safety professionals]?

J.C. Always be willing to learn new things.


A.A. What is your favorite activity outside of work?

J.C. Fishing and camping, but I don’t get to do it much.


A.A. Name one book that inspired you professionally.

J.C. En Route by Kelly Grayson.


A.A. Which talent or superpower would you most like to have and why?

J.C. I wish I could play the guitar.


A.A. What was the best advice you were ever given?

J.C. Never give up, and keep climbing that mountain.


A.A. Do you have a bucket list? What are the top 3 things on it?

J.C. Take a trip to Australia, Japan and Sweden.


A.A. Do you have any pets? What are their names?

J.C. I have one dog, on the other hand, my wife and daughter have many.


A.A. A penguin walks through the door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?

J.C. It’s Cinco de Mayo; let’s drink.

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