Chemical Management Should Never Be Lean

The watchwords in manufacturing these days are lean and sustainable. From streamlining and automating processes to delivering just-in-time results, the push is on to cut fat, reduce waste, and green the supply chain. One area where the word “lean” should not apply is chemical safety; here the optimal word is comprehensive. But what if you could combine lean and sustainable with comprehensive?

With MSDSonline solutions from VelocityEHS, your chemical management and chemical safety information share a platform and run as efficiently and cost effectively as your best processes, providing everyone in your facility access to critical information. Better still, a robust solution like the MSDSonline HQ Account saves time and money, reduces risk, drives OSHA compliance, and delivers new insight into your chemical footprint so you can reduce employee and community exposure to chemical hazards, and set your organization on the path to sustainability.


“Flexible, convenient, easy to use and explain to the employees. Great time saver over the old paper system that we had.”
Mike Ferguson, Cope Plastics, Inc

Chemical Landscape

Manufacturing is a big-tent sector with many niche industries, including:

  • Apparel Manufacturing
  • Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
  • Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
  • Leather and Allied Product Manufacturing
  • Paper Manufacturing
  • Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
  • Printing and Related Support Activities
  • Textile Mills
  • Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
  • Wood Products Manufacturing

Manufacturing processes can involve many of today’s most hazardous chemicals, including fire retardants, acetone, toluene and xylene, vinyl chloride, nanomaterials, crystalline silica, formaldehyde, and hexavalent chromium. In addition to the highly-hazardous chemicals listed above, there is also a vast number of more common chemicals used across various manufacturing sectors that can put employees at risk and must be accounted for, such as cleaning supplies, paints and fertilizers.


MSDSonline solutions from VelocityEHS offer a number of solutions to help manufacturers meet their OSHA and EPA related chemical requirements, including:

  • SDS and Chemical Management
    • HQ and HQ RegXR Accounts provide powerful, all-in-one, chemical data management solutions for the manufacturing industry
      • Search and access MSDSonline database with millions of SDSs
      • Assign and manage products to multi-level locations
      • Deploy SDSs to achieve right-to-know requirements
      • Track chemicals and ingredients
      • Access workflow controls; flag and manage banned chemicals
      • Generate and print labels and barcodes
      • Access mobile chemical management functionality
  • Safety Data Sheet Authoring
    • Create SDSs and labels in the GHS format for downstream users
    • Access multi-country and regulatory SDS formats
    • Utilize translation services
  • Environmental & Regulatory Reporting
    • Utilize Tier II identification and reporting features
    • 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

Smaller manufacturers that just need simple access to an MSDS and SDS database, and have minimal electronic storage requirements, should also check out the MSDSonline GM Account. 


Excellent service and ease of use. Canadian Chemical Manufacturer
Easy to use; availability, access and convenience for adding MSDSs to eBinder. Central Ohio Steel Manufacturer
Overall, it is a great service. California Biological Research Company
I have found MSDSonline to be a great resource and I was glad that my predecessor had selected you folks. With the GHS change, MSDSonline was way ahead of other companies in providing information and training. Eastern Pennsylvania Electronics Manufacturer
The system is easy to work in. Great customer service, ease of use of the program. Wisconsin Plastics Manufacturer
Website is user friendly. Support Staff has always been professional and easy to communicate with. Tennessee Electronics Manufacturer
I have found MSDSonline to be a great resource and I was glad that my predecessor had selected you folks. With the GHS change, MSDSonline was way ahead of other companies in providing information and training. Pennsylvanian Manufacturer
Ease of use. Removal of paper storage and filing. Automatic updates, particularly in the face of GHS. Employee access points at every computer. Ability to pre-make labels for bottles. Brendon Frey TASUS Corporation
Very satisfied with MSDSonline Dave Holden Williams International
Went through an OSHA audit and no problems at all! Fortune 500 Manufacturer

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