National Safety Council presents 2019 Robert F. Borkenstein Award

Randall Beaty

Itasca, IL — The Alcohol, Drugs and Impairment Division of the National Safety Council recently named Randall E. Beaty the recipient of the 2019 Robert F. Borkenstein Award.

Beaty, deputy scientific director of the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory System Breath Alcohol Laboratory in Austin, is being recognized for his significant contributions to the field of alcohol testing.

“Randy’s 30-plus years in forensic toxicology have truly made an impact on curbing impaired driving and making jobsites safer,” Sarah Van Huis, program manager for awards, scholarships and volunteers at NSC, said in a Feb. 18 press release. “With preventable injuries now the third leading cause of death in the United States, the efforts of people like Randy are critical. The council is honored to recognize him with this award.”

Named for Breathalyzer inventor Robert F. Borkenstein, the award recognizes individuals who, through a lifetime of service, have made outstanding contributions to the field of alcohol- and drug-related traffic safety.