Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) June 24, 2016
BLR®—Business & Legal Resources has recently partnered with VelocityEHS, the leading cloud environment, health, safety (EHS), and sustainability software provider, to give its customers access to the industry-leading database of safety data sheets (also known as SDSs or material safety data sheets, MSDSs). Through the partnership, Safety.BLR.com® and Enviro.BLR.com® subscribers now have the ability to search, view, and print documents from VelocityEHS’ MSDSonline library of millions of searchable SDSs.
“We’re very excited to announce this partnership with VelocityEHS and its MSDSonline solutions. It brings our customers yet another timesaving health and safety resource, giving them access to safety data sheets from the known leader in SDS content, which is becoming increasingly important as companies work to ensure compliance with OSHA’s now fully GHS-aligned Hazard Communication Standard,” said Rafael Cardoso, Executive Vice President, Workforce Division at BLR.
The millions of safety data sheets in the MSDSonline database contain the information safety and EHS professionals need to mitigate the potential risks from dangerous chemicals such as methanol, acetone, hydrochloric acid, and millions of other hazardous substances. Safety data sheets underwent substantial re-formatting changes as part of OSHA’s alignment of the Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System (GHS). Following OSHA’s final GHS deadline, which just passed on June 1, 2016, companies are expected to provide employees with access to manufacturers’ updated SDSs in the GHS-format to ensure HazCom compliance.
“Our goal is to help businesses meet their EHS goals faster,” said Glenn Trout, president and CEO of VelocityEHS. “We are proud to be chosen by BLR as their SDS content provider, helping their customers have better access to the critical chemical information they need to keep workers safe and to help ensure compliance with the historical GHS changes to OSHA’s HazCom Standard. We look forward to continuing to work with BLR to strengthen its chemical safety offerings, and ultimately, make workplaces safer for all. We believe that delivering the right functionality, through well-designed and simple solutions, is the key to helping you drive performance and engagement throughout your organization.”
You can learn more by visiting http://safety.blr.com.
In 2015, MSDSonline and KMI, two EHS industry leaders, joined forces to form VelocityEHS, which aims to make enterprise-level EHS functionality accessible and affordable to businesses of all sizes. More than 12,000 customers worldwide, from virtually every industry, trust VelocityEHS and its solutions to improve EHS performance. The company offers a comprehensive, cloud-based EHS management software platform that helps businesses solve complex EHS challenges in simple ways. Its quick implementations, affordable solutions and unparalleled customer support, make it possible for customers to reach their EHS goals faster. VelocityEHS is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with locations in Canada, the UK and Australia. For more information, visit http://www.EHS.com. VelocityEHS is an Actua (Nasdaq: ACTA) company.
Since 1975, BLR has been one of the nation’s leading information providers by offering authoritative content, training, and practical, easy-to-use tools in workplace safety, environmental compliance, compensation and benefits, health care, HR & employment law, and politics and legal markets. BLR offers solutions for business owners, executives, employees, and managers for all-sized organizations and industries. Simply put, anyone worried about how their local state agency or national DOL, OSHA, and EPA legal requirements impact their organization can benefit from BLR.