Fran Sehn, MS, CSP, ARM is Principal Consultant FxS Risk and Safety Consulting. FxS is a consultancy focused on safety and risk based solutions using management systems to assist organizations to reduce risk and the cost of risk. Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson in 1999, Fran was the Manager of Safety for Washington Steel Corporation for over eight years where he was responsible for safety, industrial hygiene, workers’ compensation and security for the specialty steel maker. Responsibilities included developing policies and procedures, training, incident investigations, hazard identification and auditing at the site. He was instrumental in reducing the cost of risk at the 800 employee steel company using innovative programs for training and injury management. At Willis Towers Watson he provided safety and risk control consulting services for manufacturing, construction, institutional and real estate accounts throughout the US.
He was the project leader for four safety management Willis Blue projects. They included a large transportation company with operations in the Northeastern US, a UK based plastics packaging firm with plants in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Canada and Mexico and a manufacturer of medical devices with operations in the US and Mexico. He also conducted sixteen managements audits and conducted auditor training for a Norway based logistics firm with locations in North America. These projects focus on safety and risk management methodologies for continuous improvement.
Fran’s career started in 1973 as a loss control consultant and he spent 18 years with several major insurance carriers. After graduating from college he spent several years in the railroad and electronics industry. He has worked extensively with several non profits in the Pittsburgh area including Goodwill Industries, Easter Seal and several others.
He is the chair of the Enterprise Risk Management Committee for the Laurel Highlands Chapter of the Boy Scouts of America. He is the Past Board Vice President of Community Action Southwest, a social service agency serving Western Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Western PA Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) where is the Past President (2004-2005) of the chapter. He is the author of the chapter entitled “Cost Benefit Analysis for Fleet Safety Training” in the ASSE “Safety Handbook”. He has been a speaker for fourteen years at the ASSP Professional Development Conference on a variety of risk management topics. He is past Administrator for the RM/I Practice Specialty for ASSE and serves on the Technical Advisory Groups for ISO 31000 and the ISO 45001 Standards. He has served as an OSHA Outreach Trainer for General Industry for over twenty years. He has taught both the ten and thirty hour courses to several hundred students during that time.
In 2019 he received the ASSP Council of Practices and Standards Safety Professional of the Year Award
He graduated from Point Park University with a degree in Electronics Engineering Technology and he holds a Masters Degree in Safety Science for Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Pittsburgh Technical Institute (now Pittsburgh Technical College) Safety and Security four credits with emphasis on Industrial Safety for security personnel
Community College of Allegheny County – OSHA 10 Hour for General Industry
Guest Lecturer – University of Pittsburgh – Safety Engineering
Francis P. Sehn, MS, CSP, ARM