Thomas Kramer Named Honorary U.S. Air Force Safety Professional

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has named Thomas Kramer, P.E., CSP, an honorary USAF occupational safety professional for his continued efforts to train the USAF safety career field on working at heights. Thom received the award during a ceremony held at the Lackland Air Force Base.

“It is definitely a great honor,” Kramer says.

At the ceremony, a replica of USAF’s Safety Occupational Badge was unveiled, which Kramer says represents breaking the mishap chain and the focus for professionals working in the OSH field.

This is not the first time Kramer has been recognized for his contributions to safety. In June 2017, he received the 2017 Thomas F. Bresnahan Standards Medal and in May 2016 he was named ASSE’s 2016 Safety Professional of the Year.

Kramer is vice president of ASSE’s Council on Professional Development. He is vice chair of the ANSI/ASSE Z359 Committee on Fall Protection and has chaired two subcommittees (Z359.17 and Z359.6). He applied his years of experience to help create the revised ANSI/ASSE Z359, which is changing many aspects of fall protection and making it safer for employees to work at heights.

Kramer is managing principal of LJB Inc. and president of the International Society for Fall Protection. He is a professional member of the Southwestern Ohio and Kitty Hawk chapters, and a member of the Engineering, International and Oil & Gas practice specialties.