MSDSonline Launches New Hazardous Chemical Inventory Management Platform

Comprehensive Compliance Management Solution for EH&S Professionals

CHICAGO (April 22, 2011) — MSDSonline (, a leading developer of on-demand (SaaS) EH&S compliance management solutions, today announced the availability of its new hazardous chemical inventory management platform.

The new web-based platform is designed to help environmental, health and safety (EH&S) professionals better manage the full lifecycle of hazardous chemicals used throughout their organization. It provides greater control over, and better insight into, their company’s complete hazardous chemical footprint.  It also facilitates compliance and reporting requirements with various state, federal and international regulations.

Modular in design, the MSDSonline solution integrates a robust suite of capabilities – material safety data sheet (MSDS) management, chemical inventory management, and environmental and regulatory reporting – into one easy-to-use and affordable system.  In addition to these core hazardous chemical management features, EH&S professionals can also add supplementary regulatory compliance capabilities such as injury and illness recordkeeping, on-demand workplace training and compliance education tool kits, and can access these solutions through a single sign-in.

This represents a major new release for MSDSonline – the company that pioneered online MSDS access and management more than a decade ago.  “It’s the culmination of years of listening to customers, gathering feedback, testing new ideas and enhancing proven features, to deliver this new comprehensive compliance management solution,” said Mike Flynn, vice president of product development.

“By leveraging that ongoing customer dialog and the best Web technologies available today, we can now offer enterprise-level functionality and make it affordable and accessible to any size business.”
The new platform is built on three core compliance components:

  • MSDS Management & Compliance — The MSDSonline solution combines on-demand access to the industry-leading online database of manufacturer-original safety data sheets with easy-to-use MSDS inventory management and employee right-to-know deployment tools.  This enables safety professionals to more cost-effectively comply with various global hazard communication requirements, including OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910.1200 the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), Health Canada’s Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) as well as the soon-to-be adopted elements of the Globally Harmonized  System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).
  • Chemical Inventory Management – Properly maintaining regulated materials in inventory starts with a clear understanding of exactly what chemicals are onsite, where they are used and stored, what the precise quantities are, and ensuring that each has an accurate and up-to-date MSDS.  To do this, the MSDSonline platform features powerful container-level chemical management, tracking and compliance reporting tools to help businesses maintain a complete and accurate picture of the chemical hazards in their work environment.  Advanced chemical approval and notification workflow enables safety professionals to control what chemicals are accepted before they arrive, to better manage hazardous chemicals and stop banned chemicals from being introduced into the workplace.
  • Environmental & Regulatory Reporting – MSDSonline has developed a sophisticated regulatory cross-referencing (RegXR) engine that automatically identifies products and ingredients that are regulated on various state, federal and international hazardous substance lists.  Used in conjunction with the platform’s chemical inventory management tools, safety professionals have a powerful, all-encompassing system to better understand the material composition of the products they use, simplify their environmental and regulatory compliance reporting requirements, and move toward using sustainable and renewable raw materials.

“We’re extremely proud of this new release,” said Glenn Trout, president of MSDSonline.  “We understand our customers’ pain points; not only are they continually asked to do more with fewer resources, they’re tasked with keeping their employees safe and all the while complying with a growing list of ever-changing rules and regulations.  We believe our new platform will become an indispensible tool in helping them meet their day-to-day compliance needs.”

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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