Getting a Seat at the Table – Transforming Safety into a Trusted Business Partner

Being a successful Safety leader is about more than just delivering against a zero-accident goal. For the most successful leaders, the Safety organization is viewed as a trusted partner to the business. Safety itself is seen as a corporate value, not just a corporate priority. To achieve that, Safety leaders should seek out opportunities to shape, influence and impact both short and long-term business decisions while demonstrating the ability for Safety to directly contribute to a company’s goals and profits.

Fran Sehn, Principal Consultant of FxS Risk and Safety Consulting, takes us through the journey for Safety leaders to get and keep a seat at the table.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How to understand and influence the relationship between safety and management in organizations.
  • How to best balance the business side of safety with the human side.
  • How to communicate safety data in a manner that will gain C-Suite buy-in.
  • How to discuss the steps required to deploy a robust safety process.
  • How to find the best areas for a continual safety improvement process.

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Featured Presenter

Fran Sehn
Principal Consultant
FxS Risk and Safety Consulting

Fran is Principal Consultant FxS Risk and Safety Consulting, a consultancy focused on safety and risk based solutions using management systems to assist organizations to reduce risk and the cost of risk. Fran’s career started in 1973 as a loss control consultant and he spent 18 years with several major insurance carriers. Fran then became Manager of Safety for Washington Steel Corporation 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. And in 1999, Fran joined Willis Towers Watson where he provided 10 years of safety and risk control consulting services for manufacturing, construction, institutional and real estate accounts throughout the US.

Fran is a member of the Western PA Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) where he 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. And in 2019, Fran received the ASSP Council of Practices and Standards Safety Professional of the Year Award.