Thomas Kramer

The Thomas F. Bresnahan Standards Medal For 2017 Thomas Kramer, P.E., C.S.P.

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This year’s winner of the Thomas F. Bresnahan Standards Medal is Mr. Thom Kramer. Thom is a managing principal with LJB Inc., a consulting firm that delivers civil and structural engineering, environmental and safety services. He has focused his career on protecting workers at heights, and he is registered as both a professional engineer and as a certified safety professional.

From an education background, he has both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Cincinnati, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Miami University.  He is the vice-chair of the ANSI Z359 accredited standards committee on fall protection and chairman of the ANSI Z359.1 subcommittee (Requirements for the ANSI/ASSE Z359 Fall Protection Code) and the ANSI Z359.17 subcommittee on horizontal lifelines.  Previously, he served as chair of the ANSI Z359.6 subcommittee on the design of active fall protection systems. He is the president of the International Society for Fall Protection and serves as the Vice President – Council on Professional Development for the American Society of Safety Engineers.

Beyond providing fall protection consulting, design and training related to individual organizations, Thom has presented on the topic of fall protection at international and national conferences including the American Society of Safety Engineer’s Professional Development Conference, the National Safety Council’s Congress and Expo, VPPPA’s national conference and the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo, as well as sessions in Brazil, Bahrain, Germany, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Singapore.

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    • Academics: Mark Friend
    • Construction: Barry Abshire
    • Consultants: William R. "Bob" Coffey
    • Engineering: Bruce Main
    • Environmental: Bryant Winterholer
    • Healthcare: James Sheridan
    • Industrial Hygiene: Maritza Adams
    • International: James Johnston
    • Management: David Bascom
    • Public Sector: Gregory Langan
    • Risk Management/Insurance: Leslie Batterson
  • 2006
    • Academics: Anthony Veltri
    • Construction: Steven Gray
    • Consultants: Pamela Ferrante
    • Engineering: J. Nigel Ellis
    • Environmental: Jeffrey Deeds
    • Healthcare: Jeffrey Nesbitt
    • Industrial Hygiene: Richard Hofman
    • International: John "Jack" Fearing
    • Management: Paul Riley
    • Mining: Wesley Harkins
    • Public Sector: Judy Smith-Thill
    • Risk Management/Insurance: Patricia Kagerer
  • 2005
    • Academics: Hamid Fonooni
    • Construction: Richard King
    • Consultants: Deborah Shewitz
    • Engineering: Gina Mayer-Costa
    • Environmental: Douglas Sharp
    • Healthcare: Eric Meittunen
    • Industrial Hygiene: Richard Hofman
    • International: Neil Dine
    • Management: Christopher Gates
    • Risk Management/Insurance: Dirk Duchscherer
  • 2004
    • Academics: Michael O'Toole
    • Construction: R. Ronald Sokol
    • Consultants: Kimberlie Johnson
    • Engineering: Dennis Neitzel
    • Environmental: Jeffery Camplin
    • Healthcare: Aruna Vadgama
    • Industrial Hygiene: Diana Ash
    • Management: Robert Howarth
    • Public Sector: Dennis Knapp
    • Risk Management/Insurance: Steven NyBlom
  • 2003
    • Academics: James Ramsay
    • Construction: Darryl Hill
    • Consultants: Linda Tapp
    • Engineering: Joel Haight
    • Environmental: Judy Freeman & Mary Ann Latko
    • Healthcare: Steven Sobczak
    • International: John Kanouse
    • Management: David Crowley
    • Mining: Gary Buffington
    • Public Sector: Sedigheh Sharifpour
  • 2002
    • Construction: Odean Stanton
    • Environmental: Laurie Rudolph
    • Healthcare: Steven Sobczak
    • International: Ronald Kitson
    • Management: Donald Jones
    • Mining: Gary Buffington
    • Risk Management/Insurance: Steven NyBlom
  • 2001
    • Construction: Gary Buffington
    • Environmental: Thomas Butler, Jr.
    • Healthcare: Kenneth Weinberg
    • Industrial Hygiene: Diana Ash
    • Management: Edwin L. "Brownie" Petersen
    • Mining: Randy McBurnett
    • Risk Management/Insurance: Michael McKeon
    • Transportation: Patrick McKeon
  • 2000
    • Construction: Jim Lapping
    • Environmental: Donald Biondo
    • Healthcare: James Speelman
    • International: Thomas Grego
    • Management: Robert Potts
    • Mining: Adele Abrams
  • 1999
    • Construction: Michael Hayslip
    • Environmental: Al Weaver
    • Healthcare: Matt Javersak
    • International: George Pearson
    • Public Sector: Wallace Cackowski
    • Transportation: Paul Tamburelli
 
 

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