He began his career as a compliance officer with the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Agency and prior to joining ARL, he worked as a consultant in private industry and as a safety and occupational health manager for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D. "This recognition indicates the level of excellence associated, not only by his technical abilities, nor the customer services he is able to provide, but the on-going support he brings to the laboratory's day-to-day research mission and community," said Fred Thompson, chief of ARL's Safety and Environmental Branch, who added that ARL has established safety as one of the core pillars of the organization.
Robb Altenburg earned the honor for his technical and administrative expertise, as well as his "dedication to fostering professional development opportunities and community services for the Chesapeake safety engineers," said Chapter President Craig D. Altenburg has worked in the safety and health field for 25 years and is responsible for ARL's occupational safety and health program at APG.
Army Research Laboratory received the 2016 Safety Professional of the Year Award from the American Society of Safety Engineers Chesapeake Chapter at a ceremony held in Timonium, Maryland, May 17.
"Robb understands the benefit of building and sustaining a strong safety culture throughout the organization." The sentiment is echoed by those of his colleagues.
The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.