Deputy Director, Office of Enforcement

Robin Keeler is the Deputy Director of the Office of Enforcement within the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA). The Office of Enforcement implements DOE’s regulatory enforcement programs authorized by the Atomic Energy Act in the areas of nuclear safety, worker safety and health, and classified and sensitive information security.  The office conducts investigations of potential violations of enforceable requirements by DOE contractors and evaluates the effectiveness of contractor programs in meeting safety and information security requirements.  

Ms. Keeler has been working for the Department since 2008 and has served as a Worker Safety and Health Enforcement Officer in EA and a Program Manager for the Environment, Health, Safety and Security (EHSS) Federal Employee Occupational Safety and Health (FEOSH) Program.  Prior to her role as Deputy Director in EA, she served as a senior Industrial Hygienist in the Office of Worker Safety and Health Policy (EHSS-11), where she developed, revised, and coordinated DOE Federal and contractor worker protection rules, policies and programs across the DOE complex.  She also provided implementation assistance for worker safety and health expectations to DOE Federal and contractor employees to ensure DOE sites were consistent with worker protection rules, policies, standards, and industry best practices. 

Prior to working at DOE, Ms. Keeler worked at the National Cancer Institute where she oversaw industrial hygiene staff and managed occupational safety, laboratory safety and emergency response programs.  Her early career experience was as an environmental toxicology researcher at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory at DOE’s Savannah River Site.

Ms. Keeler has a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and a Master of Science degree in environmental microbiology from the University of Florida, and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of South Carolina.  She is also a Certified Industrial Hygienist.