WOGISA Member Spotlight- Fred Frandson


Fred Frandson

President and owner of Frandson Safety Inc.

  Fred was born in Greybull WY and spent his first 6 years on a small ranch just outside of Burlington WY.  His family moved to Staples MN, where he went to school and graduated before joining the United States Marine Corps from 1985 to 1991.  Fred received two United States Navy Achievement Medals and many Meritorious Mast Medals while in the USMC, and left the Marine Corps in 1990 at the rank of Sergeant. He married his high school sweetheart in 1989 and they moved to Worland WY in 1991.  They have three children and two grandchildren at this time.

   Fred began his oilfield career with Oilind Safety as a senior safety supervisor, working in their Worland office.  He was promoted to Area Manager and served in that capacity for 9 years, gaining experience in the oil and gas fields, specializing in H2S safety.  In 2001, he and his wife Lorie decided to buy the existing business of Oilfield Safety Inc and Frandson Safety Inc began in October of that year.  Though customer base was small to begin with, through the past 15 years the business has grown and in 2007 the Gillette branch of Frandson Safety opened. Frandson Safety Supervisors travel throughout the state as well as UT, MT, SD and ND servicing safety equipment such as air packs, gas detection monitors, breathing air equipment as well as providing safety supervision to drilling rigs, well service and completion rigs, confined space rescue and any other situations that might prove dangerous to workers in the oil, gas and industrial areas of Wyoming.  Fred, along with three others in his company are OSHA outreach instructors, Red Cross and PEC trainers as well. 

   Fred has vast experience in the health and safety field and as a rescue instructor, also specializing in providing training and consultation specifically designed for energy, industrial and telecommunication firms.  Fred has substantial training and certification in emergency health care, rescue and incident prevention. He has considerable experience in training and supervising both private and public agencies in these fields.

   Fred is currently serving as a Washakie County Commissioner.  He is a member of the Big Horn Basin API Chapter and has helped put on golf tournaments raising money for local education scholarships for the past 23 years.  He was elected the Chairman of the Washakie County Republican Party and has been active in the party for many years.   He is a member of Grace Lutheran Church as served on the church board for 4 years.