Robert G. Sussman, Ph.D., DABT

Managing Director

Areas of Expertise:
  • Occupational toxicology
  • Risk assessment and hazard communication
  • Product safety and cross-contamination
  • Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology

Dr. Sussman is currently Managing Director of SafeBridge Consultants, Inc., a Trinity Consultants company that provides environmental health and safety services to pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology and other industries. With more than 25 years of experience, he is a recognized expert in the evaluation of occupational hazards of potent pharmaceutical compounds and has delivered numerous papers and lectures on the subject. Dr. Sussman has extensive experience in: (1) performing risk assessments including evaluating toxicological and exposure information to determine potential health effects of chemicals, (2) presenting toxicological data to regulatory agencies and assessing the potential impact of environmental, health and safety regulations on chemical and pharmaceutical companies, (3) evaluating safe levels for product cross-contamination by drug substances or other chemicals, and (4) the testing of chemicals for their toxic effects and the interpretation of data from these tests. Dr. Sussman has provided clients with the practical aspects of applying toxicological data to worker and consumer exposure situations for potent and toxic compounds handled in the workplace. He has provided training and technical support to diverse audiences to meet regulatory requirements and to provide solutions to their environmental health and safety challenges.

He has worked in various capacities in corporate occupational toxicology groups culminating as a Director of Occupational Toxicology in Pfizer’s Corporate Environmental Health and Safety Department. His group was responsible for evaluating the toxicity of pharmaceutical products, their intermediates and other chemicals handled in research facilities and providing hazard communication information to all research facilities worldwide.

Bob has an Sc.B. in Bioenvironmental Engineering from Brown University and a Ph.D. in Environmental Health Science from New York University. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology, a past member and chair of the AIHA’s WEEL Committee, and a founding member of the Occupational Toxicology Roundtable and serves on that organization’s steering committee. Bob is also a member of the Society of Toxicology, American Industrial Hygiene Association, and the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers. He has had an adjunct appointment at the NYU Medical Center where he gives several lectures each year on regulatory toxicology, risk assessment, and industrial hygiene aspects of the pharmaceutical industry.

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