MSDSonline - EH&S Compliance Made Simple
MSDSonline offers best-in-class MSDS / chemical compliance solutions for the education market

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MSDSonline solutions can help students, teachers, administrators, and support personnel ace the challenges of on-campus chemical management.

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Best in Class Chemical Management

“MSDSonline provides an easy, organized way for us to comply with requirements of the law.”
Kathy Gearhart, Copper River School District

An educational community is a complex ecosystem to control from an environmental, health and safety perspective. This is true for K-12 campuses and even more so for college and university campuses or entire school districts. Tracking and managing chemicals in these environments is a particularly critical task given the relative vulnerability of students and other stakeholders who make up the community and may be unaware of the proximity and severity of the potential hazards to which they are routinely exposed.

Another critical task is ensuring all necessary personnel receive the obligatory HazCom training and are given the Right-to-Know access to chemical safety information like safety data sheets and safety labels on workplace containers of hazardous substances. From teaching staff to maintenance crew, no matter the size of your campus or educational community, Our solutions that can help you get a handle on the chemicals under your control, while at the same time reducing risks, improving efficiencies, and driving compliance.

MSDSonline can help reduce chemical risks to better keep students and faculty safe

Chemical Landscape

In most educational communities, there are a wide variety of chemicals in use on a daily basis, including obvious chemicals like those used in laboratories and science curriculums, as well as chemicals that are so ubiquitous as to be invisible. Common chemicals found in and around schools include:

  • Acetic acid
  • Butane
  • Calcium carbonate
  • Caulks and sealants
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Fertilizers
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Kerosene
  • Magnesium silicate and sulfate
  • Paints
  • Potassium chloride
  • Sodium hypochlorite
  • Sodium phosphate
From K-12 to college campuses, lab chemical safety is a concern


VelocityEHS can help educational communities with several of their biggest challenges, like tracking chemicals across facilities and storage locations, and providing critical safety information to workers in their work areas and during their work shifts. For K-12 districts and college campuses, the MSDSonline HQ and HQ RegXR accounts offer:

  •  SDS Management
    • Search MSDSonline database
    • Assign and manage products to multi-level locations
    • Deploy SDSs to achieve right-to-know requirements
  • Chemical Inventory Management
    • Track chemicals and ingredients
    • Generate and print labels and barcodes
    • Access mobile chemical management tools
    • Access workflow controls; flag and manage banned chemicals
  • Environmental & Regulatory Reporting
    • Cross reference chemicals against local, state, federal, and international lists
    • Access EPCRA Section 302 EHS list, and DHS List of Chemicals of Concern flagging and threshold reporting functions
  • Environmental, Health & Safety Training
    • Schedule, manage, and track Web-based training modules with content ranging from GHS and HazCom to lockout/tag out; from slips and falls to ergonomics
    • Access nearly 100 courses covering a full range of EH&S issues

For smaller schools managing chemicals on their own (e.g., a single K-6 building with a small custodial staff and few chemicals) the MSDSonline GM Account provides access to the leading database of safety data sheets and an easy way to manage a small collection of MSDSs / SDSs online.

Call Us Now: 1.888.362.2007. One of our experts will help you create a solution to meet your compliance needs. Outside the U.S., dial 1.312.881.2000.


“Service level is great. The fact that I have not had to contact anyone at MSDSonline is a testament to the solid product you provide. No issues at all.”
Tom Bieber, Southern Oregon University

“Incredibly easy to use and great source.”
Julie Burris- Richardson, Houston ISD

“No question. We will continue to use.”
Pat Meyer, Unified School District of De Pere

“The ease of use and the [comprehensive] list of SDS available to user.”
Herschel Meaders, Gwinnett Technical College

“MSDSonline provides an easy, organized way for us to comply with requirements of the law.”
Kathy Gearhart, Copper River School District

Case Studies

Southern Connecticut State University

Educator with Thousands of Students
Located in New Haven Connecticut, Southern Connecticut State University has been a leading center of teacher and nursing education since 1893. It partnered with first responders using MSDSonline to provide chemical inventory and location information in advance of an incident.

Selma Unified School District

Growing District with 11 Campuses
The Selma Unified School District is located in one of California's fastest growing metropolitan areas. In 2016, it partnered with VelocityEHS to improve its chemical management and stay on top of requirements related to GHS alignment. 

University of Arizona

Leading Research Institution 
One of the world's premier public research universities, the University of Arizona is home to state-of-the-art facilities serving tens of thousands of undergraduate students and thousands of grad students and faculty.

Midland Public Schools

Major Public School District
A large Michigan school district, Midland Public Schools serves roughly 8,000 K-12 students in 11 different campuses.

Rhode Island School of Design

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Top-Ranked Art and Design School
Consistently ranked as the top art and design school in the United States, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) maintains an urban campus with over 50 buildings serving approximately 2,400 students.

Hamilton College


One of the Nation's Leading Liberal Arts Colleges
One of the highest-ranked and most-selective liberal arts institutions in the United States, Hamilton College is home to 1,850 students and 700 faculty and staff. It manages a library of over 6,900 safety data sheets.

Collingwood General & Marine Hospital

Central Canadian Healthcare Provider
This 68-bed acute care hospital located northwest of Toronto, Ontario has been serving theGreat Lakes community since 1887. An HQ Account customer, Collingwood also uses MSDSonline's workplace training solutions to provide custom trainings and analyze results..

Sauk County


Serving Over 60,000 Residents in South Central Wisconsin
Sauk County, Wisconsin is a community area of over 60,000 residents located just northwest of the state capitol of Madison. It’s home to the cities of Baraboo, Reedsburg, and Prairie du Sac, and to part of the Wisconsin Dells.

Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community


Providing Care to Over 550 Seniors
To foster the health and wellbeing of residents, Deerfield maintains facilities that include a healthcare center, an assisted living center, a community center, an aquatic center, and food service facilities. The wellness and safety of residents is a top priority at Deerfield, and that ethos extends to its management of hazardous chemicals.