For Sustainable EH&S Solutions &Online MSDS Management, Mercy Ships Selects MSDSonline

Garden Valley, TX (September 2, 2010)Operating the world’s largest charity hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, and providing world-class health care services to areas of substantial need around the world, Mercy Ships is a global organization with global environmental, health and safety (EH&S) challenges. To meet those challenges, Mercy Ships chose industry-leader, MSDSonline, for its on-demand material safety data sheet (MSDS) management and compliance solutions.

Russ Holmes, director of international procurement for Mercy Ships said, “We have locations all over the world, and distribution centers in Holland and the United States (Texas). MSDSonline helps us stay compliant with the numerous international regulations we face, and more importantly, provides our employees and volunteers with easy access to critical safety information.”

For Mercy Ships, keeping its 1200 volunteers from 40 countries safe is its main priority, but another is sustainability – making MSDSonline the logical choice on both counts.

“Mercy Ships strives to create safe and sustainable environments for their volunteers and patients,” said Chuck Haling, vice president of sales for MSDSonline. “Our solutions further their efforts by giving them the ability to have everyone on the same system, looking at the same MSDSs – automatically updated at the same time, and providing a complete snapshot of what chemicals are located at which facilities, without having to contact each facility separately.”

Mercy Ships has an MSDSonline HQ Account, MSDSonline’s revolutionary MSDS access, management and employee Right-to-Know compliance tool. Benefits of the HQ Account include:

  • On-demand access to the both the MSDSonline database of Indexed and Searchable Safety Data Sheets as well as its full suite of Chemical/SDS management tools
  • Multi-site administration options
  • Secondary Container Label Printing (GHS, WHMIS, and DOT enabled)
  • Multiple Language Interface
  • And more

The ability to adapt in an evolving EH&S landscape is at the heart of MSDSonline’s suite of on-demand solutions, which is why wherever Mercy Ships sets sail, MSDSonline is on-board.

ABOUT MERCY SHIPS Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class health care services to those without access in the developing world.  Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships has worked in more than 70 countries providing services valued at more than $808 million, impacting more than 2.5 million direct beneficiaries. Each year Mercy Ships has over 1,200 volunteers from over 40 nations.  Professionals including surgeons, dentists, nurses, health care trainers, teachers, cooks, seamen, engineers, and agriculturalists donate their time and skills to the effort.  Mercy Ships seeks to become the face of love in action, bringing hope and healing to the poor. For more information click on

About MSDSonline
Founded in 1996 and based in Chicago, MSDSonline is a leading provider of cloud-based EH&S compliance solutions, offering products and services for managing safety data sheets, reporting workplace incidents, training employees and administering other critical EH&S information.  The company’s mission is to provide sustainable solutions that help customers improve employee safety, streamline compliance recordkeeping and reduce potential exposures to workplace hazards and risks. MSDSonline has been recognized for the last six years on Inc. magazine’s list of America’s 5,000 fastest-growing private companies. More information is available online at and on the official company blog at MSDSonline is an ICG (Nasdaq: ICGE) company.

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