Put your hands together for our SMS Standout Lasson Legros. Recently, Lasson was removed from his assigned project while the vessel he was working on transited back to its home berthing. His remote paramedic services were not needed while underway; however, Lasson was to rejoin the vessel a few days later once back in port. This unique transition created a situation where the controlled medication security required adherence to a specific “evacuation” policy. He followed the policy completely and kept all required persons informed every step of the way. Great work, Lasson!
We were able to get a glimpse into what a day at work looks like for Lasson and learn some fun facts about him.
A.A. Describe a typical day at work.
L.L. My normal morning starts with a trip to the coffee pot (always having your priorities in line) then, I make my rounds on the ship gathering paperwork and end it with a trip to the bridge where it all gets scanned for processing. From there, it’s breakfast followed by two meetings before lunch with another meeting directly after. Afternoon time is inspection time which varies from day to day. Evening time is spent compiling reports from the day.
A.A. What was the best vacation you have ever taken?
L.L. All of them in the past 15 years have been memorable. Alaska & Wyoming I’d have to say was the best.
A.A. Describe yourself in one sentence.
L.L. Just your good ole hard working, knife and gun-toting, beer-drinking country boy.
A.A. What is your favorite thing about your job?
L.L. Best part of this job is meeting and making new friends and seeing new places. In 20+ years in the oilfield, I have seen several countries and worked with people from all over the world.
A.A. What food could you live on for a month?
L.L. Steak and beer.
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?
L.L. According to my wife, too many hobbies to mention, lol.
A.A. How do you stay motivated at work?
L.L. There has been down times for sure, but for the most part, the people I work with keep me going. Keeping each other on a positive note and creating a positive atmosphere go a long way to surviving out there.
A.A. What has been the most fulfilling moment in your career so far?
L.L. Being there when I was able to make a difference.
A.A. Who would play you in a movie?
L.L. Larry the Cable Guy.
A.A. Tell us about a moment that changed your life.
L.L. When my EMT instructor called and offered me a job offshore.
A.A. What would be your advice for future [safety professionals]?
L.L. Do not let an opportunity pass you by.
A.A. What is your favorite activity outside of work?
L.L. Riding my motorcycle and hunting.
A.A. Name one book that inspired you professionally.
L.L. The Last Run by LT Col Leonard B Scott
A.A. Which talent or superpower would you most like to have and why?
L.L. Organizational skills.
A.A. What was the best advice you were ever given?
L.L. Attend every class they want to send you to.
A.A. Do you have a bucket list? What are the top 3 things on it?
L.L. My top 3 things would involve diving, attending shooting classes taught by Col Cooper, and motorcycle trips. Oh, attending Octoberfest again.
A.A. Do you have any pets? What are their names?
L.L. Yes, my buddy Max, a Labrador Retriever.
A.A. A penguin walks through the door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?
L.L. Hey, Amigo! Got another one of those cold German beers?