Industry-Leading Brands MSDSonline and Brady Expand GHS Labeling Compatibility

Additional printer option streamlines workplace labeling process for EHS professionals

Chicago (October 29, 2015) — VelocityEHS – a leading cloud environmental, health and safety (EHS) software provider – today announced that customers using its MSDSonline brand chemical management solution can now print workplace labels in the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) format using the popular Brady’s BBP®31 label printer. The continued collaboration with Brady Corporation – a global leader in product and facility identification solutions – further demonstrates each company’s commitment to helping safety professionals better manage GHS compliance requirements.

The BBP®31 joins another widely-used Brady product, the BBP®33 label printer, to further streamline the workplace printing process. MSDSonline users can extract label-required chemical hazard information from data already indexed and saved in their MSDSonline account.

“OSHA recently announced that Hazard Communication is OSHA’s second most cited violation for the fourth year in a row. One of areas OSHA spotlights as a big driver of violations is improper labeling.  Companies need workplace labels that accurately explain to workers the hazards associated with the chemicals they come in contact with,” said Glenn Trout, president and CEO of
VelocityEHS. “The compatibility of our solution with an additional Brady printer gives safety managers yet another way to create labels that help keep workplaces safer for all.”

A fundamental element of the GHS transition is consistent hazardous chemical labeling. While OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication Standard does not outline the specific elements required for workplace labels, a best practice is to replicate the hazard information found on the manufacturer label. Through this labeling enhancement, safety managers 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 the Brady BBP®33 and BBP®31 label printers. MSDSonline HQ and HQ RegXR account users currently have access to the Brady printer enhancements.

To learn more about
VelocityEHS and its MSDSonline brand products and services, visit www.VelocityEHS.com and www.MSDSonline.com respectively.

More information about Brady’s GHS solutions can be found a 
www.BradyID.com/GHS.

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, 2015, 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.

About VelocityEHS
VelocityEHS is a leading cloud EHS software company, which helps its customers reach their environmental, health, safety and sustainability goals faster. The company delivers essential cloud EHS capabilities through a simple and intuitive platform that is more affordable, faster to implement, and aims to provide the best user experience for its customers. Its MSDSonline brand chemical management solution is among the best known names in the industry. Backed by unparalleled customer support, VelocityEHS solutions are trusted by millions of users from virtually every industry to help them improve EHS performance. And with more than 11,000 customers worldwide, VelocityEHS is among the largest and fastest growing companies. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with locations in Canada, the UK and Australia.

Additional information on its MSDSonline chemical management solution can be found at
www.MSDSonline.com or on its blog at www.MSDSonline.com/blog. For more information about the VelocityEHS platform, visit www.VelocityEHS.com. VelocityEHS is an Actua (Nasdaq: ACTA) company.

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Media Contacts

VelocityEHS
/MSDSonline
Betsy Utley-Marin
312.881.2307
[email protected]

Actua Corporation        
Karen Greene
610.727.6900
[email protected]

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