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To say that the legal and regulatory implications of a poorly managed EHS program can be disastrous – both from a financial and reputational/image perspective – is an understatement.

Are You Tackling Tough EHS Challenges the Right Way?

Mohan Ponnudurai explores the current challenges EHS regulations pose for manufacturing, discusses the problems and solutions with being compliant and raises the question of whether skyrocketing penalties have made any difference in curbing corporate misconduct.

According to a recent industry report, over the last five years, 32 corporations – including Johnson & Johnson, Toyota and Merck – have paid $100 million or more in penalties related to environmental, health and safety (EHS) violations. Not surprisingly, BP tops the list at a whopping $25 billion in following its 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident. 

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