Chicago (June 16, 2015) — MSDSonline, the leading producer of cloud-based environmental, health and safety (EHS) solutions, announced today that it has joined forces with Brady Corporation, a global leader in product and facility identification solutions, to create innovative solutions for meeting OSHA’s new workplace labeling requirements based on the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). Their collaboration brings to the EHS space unique labeling solutions that offer customers more efficient, streamlined tools for creating and printing workplace labels in the new GHS format.
“MSDSonline is constantly looking for ways to improve our client solutions and services,” said Glenn Trout, president and CEO of MSDSonline. “We understand the issues that arise with the GHS transition and found that by working with Brady Corporation we could make one aspect of the change – creating and printing workplace labels – even easier for our clients.”
A fundamental element of the GHS transition is consistent hazardous chemical labeling. While OSHA’s revised HazCom Standard outlines the specific safety elements necessary for labels on shipped containers, it is less direct when it comes to workplace labels. As a result, many companies are looking for assistance in producing compliant workplace labels (or secondary container labels as they are sometimes called). A best practice is to replicate the hazard information found on the shipped label, thus creating consistency between labels in the workplace and mitigating the need for additional label training.
Through the Brady label enhancement, MSDSonline customers can now create workplace labels that are automatically formatted to include these new GHS label elements as derived from their inventory of existing safety data sheets and print directly to Brady printers. As an added benefit, customers will save time when it comes to reprinting labels for their inventory, since the chemical hazard information draws from data that has been indexed and saved in their account, making manually rekeying of data a task of the past.
“Printing workplace labels that comply with GHS is a top concern among customers,” said Chuck Haling, VP of sales for MSDSonline. “This printing solution we’ve created with Brady Corporation is an important step in going the extra mile to address our customers’ needs and provide them with the best service possible.”
“For years, Brady Corporation has provided customers with innovative printing solutions,” said Candace Spears, global product manager for Brady's Safety and Facility Identification Software. “Working with MSDSonline is a natural fit, as it allows two industry leaders to assist customers with complex challenges related to chemical inventory management and compliance, which is critical as the marketplace works to adapt to the historical changes affecting label requirements for hazard communication regulations around the globe.”
MSDSonline HQ and HQ RegXR customers can now print GHS-compatible workplace container labels with information taken directly from safety data sheet information using the Brady BBP®33 Label Printer. Additional Brady printing enhancements will be made available to MSDSonline customers as more compatible printer options are added. Visit www.msdsonline.com for more information on MSDSonline’s products and services, and www.BradyID.com/GHS to learn more about Brady’s GHS solutions.
Founded in 1996 and based in Chicago, MSDSonline started as a pioneer in electronic management of safety data sheets and has since grown into a comprehensive chemical management solution provider, adding products for training, injury and illness tracking, and SDS authoring. In 2014, the company expanded its EHS and sustainability offerings through the acquisition of KMI (www.kminnovations.com), the leading provider of enterprise level EHS and sustainability software solutions. More than 8 million employees use MSDSonline’s chemical management, on-demand training and authoring solutions to help perform their jobs safely. Additional information is available online at www.MSDSonline.com and on the official company blog at www.MSDSonline.com/blog. MSDSonline is an Actua (Nasdaq: ACTA) company.
About Brady Corporation
Brady Corporation is an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect people, products and places. Brady’s products help customers increase safety, security, productivity and performance and include high-performance labels, signs, safety devices, printing systems and software. Founded in 1914, the company has a diverse customer base in electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical, construction, education, medical, aerospace and a variety of other industries. Brady is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and as of August 1, 2014, employed approximately 6,400 people in its worldwide businesses. Brady’s fiscal 2014 sales were approximately $1.23 billion. Brady stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BRC. More information is available on the Internet at www.bradycorp.com.