The Atrion International User Group met in Montreal, Quebec (Canada) to discuss ways to improve regulatory compliance for their respective companies. At the conference, Atrion presented a vision and product strategy to their customers that will provide critical regulatory and compliance capabilities needed to support the product life cycle. The conference pointed out the importance of regulatory compliance as an important element of a product lifecycle management (PLM) strategy, and the role that environmental health and safety (EH&S) plays in protecting PLM value.
Judith Dobbs, global product EHS manager for Huntsman, leveraged her thirty years of EH&S experience to highlight the challenges of multiple regulatory agencies with differing regulations and lists of chemicals considered dangerous. She pointed out that companies need to take into account regulations at the regional level (European Union), national level (Canada, US, China, Australia, Japan), and at more local levels such as federal, state, and local regulations. To give an idea of the scope of the