|Emory Knowles accepts the SPY Award at Safety 2008.|
Knowles is industrial hygiene and safety manager for Northrop Grumman Corp., Electronic Systems Sector in Linthicum, MD. An ASSE professional member for more than 25 years, Knowles currently serves on the ASSE Virtual Task Force Committee, the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Board and the Chesapeake Region Safety Council Board of Directors. He has served as chair of the ASSE Government Affairs Committee, and he is also past president of the Chesapeake Chapter, of which he is currently a member.
“Every day brings new and exciting challenges and opportunities,” says Knowles of the safety field. “No two days have ever been the same. On top of that, as safety professionals, we are able to help implement changes that make a real difference in people’s lives.”
Knowles is an occupational safety and health instructor at Community College of Baltimore County, and teaches a graduate-level occupational safety course at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Hygiene and Public Health. He holds an M.S. in Safety Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in Microbiology from West Virginia University and a B.A. in Biology from the College of Steubenville.
“He has been innovative and forward-thinking in his approach to our business, managing multisite industrial hygiene and safety programs to achieve OSHA incidence rates that have consistently, over the years, been below both corporate and industry rates,” says Kip Keegan, director, environmental, health, safety and fire protection at Northrop Grumman Corp.
“I am deeply humbled and honored by this recognition from my peers. This recognition is really a credit to all the people who have worked with and helped me over the years,” says Knowles.