Frank Friedman, a consultant in environment, health and safety (EHS) and risk management, has been a professional in these areas for more than forty years. He has broad internal experience in the chemical, oil and gas exploration and production, petroleum refining and marketing, mining and pipeline industries and as a consultant has been advising utility and power companies on program management, strategies and energy issues and chemical, manufacturing, consumer products, pharmaceutical, power and energy, mining, service companies and hospitals on program management and compliance. He is also available as an expert witness on EHS management systems and their historical development, including management of Superfund liabilities. He has served as an expert or expert witness in cases involving process safety management; alleged environmental malpractice; standard of conduct in managing TCE; class action involving alleged personal injuries and other damages arising from the sale of pesticides; class action involving alleged dioxin exposure and contamination; a dispute between two companies involving management standards; and a compliance matter involving underground tanks.
Friedman was appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2003 as the consultant to the probation officer in the settlement of an environmental criminal case involving Ashland, Inc., overseeing Ashland’s compliance in its facilities throughout the U.S.
Friedman was a member of the four person Standards Board of the Board of Environmental, Health & Safety Auditor Certifications. The Standards Board significantly revised the auditing standards for the Board of Environmental, Health & Safety Auditor Certifications and the Auditing Roundtable. Friedman has also recently published his revised chapter on Environmental
Audits/Assessments for the ELI treatise, Law of Environmental Protection ( 2020 edition)
Friedman started as an attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice in what is now the
Environment and Natural Resources Division in the late 1960’s, where he worked on some of the early cases in this area. He began his corporate career in 1970 and for almost twenty years was a senior (Senior VP and VP level) corporate EHS officer with large multinational corporations. He is recognized as a worldwide leader in developing and rapidly implementing leading edge EHS programs. He has organized and managed both centralized and decentralized departments requiring rapid decision making, turnarounds and integration into business plans. He has engaged in extensive troubleshooting at facilities and operations worldwide, including Latin