MSDSonline - EH&S Compliance Made Simple
MSDSonline offers cloud-based solutions to help every municipality department manage HazCom compliance


You walk a tightrope when you work for your community: expectations are high and resources are tight. We can make your job easier when it comes to managing chemical hazards.

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Chemical Management Makes Good Neighbors

“It has made my job more efficient and has helped employees to observe policies.”
Steven O. Paye, City of Asheboro

When it comes to chemical management and the dissemination of critical safety information to employees, municipalities have a special challenge. Not only must they meet the letter of the law in regard to OSHA and EPA compliance, they must also uphold the public trust – which means being a model of safety and compliance best practice. Rightly or wrongly, citizens hold municipalities to a higher standard. The risk and liability government municipalities shoulder is also greater. Unfortunately, safety professionals in these settings have fewer resources at their disposal and must contend with greater bureaucracy. It can create a lose-lose proposition. VelocityEHS is working hard to change the equation by providing municipalities with cost-effective access to the same robust chemical management and safety tools enjoyed by Fortune 500 companies that have the power to create win-wins for everyone.

Municipalities have a special challenge when it comes to chemical management and the dissemination of critical safety information to city workers

Chemical Landscape

From the street and sanitation maintenance crew at the city garage to the custodial staff at city hall, municipal workers are exposed to a broad range of chemical hazards while on the job. Common chemicals used by a municipality include:

  • Fuel and oil
  • Paint and sealants
  • Landscaping chemicals
  • Cleaning supplies

Additionally, some municipalities have direct oversight over water treatment plants, airports, and other enterprises that use hazardous chemicals on a larger scale. 

Citizens hold city governments to a higher standard for mitigating hazardous chemical risks in their communities


Not surprisingly, centrally managing HazCom Compliance for multiple departments and maintaining chemical transparency throughout the municipality, while at the same time providing customized access to end users, is a huge challenge. The MSDSonline HQ and HQ RegXR Accounts provide the industry’s best tools for:

  • SDS Management
    • Search the MSDSonline database
    • Assign and manage products to multi-level locations
    • Deploy SDSs to achieve employee 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

The MSDSonline GM Account is perfect for small departments with only a handful of chemicals and a small pool of employees looking for easy access to the leading database of safety data sheets, searchable by company, product name, CAS #; etc.

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.


“This program has been wonderful.”
Hope Burchell, City of Onalaska

“MSDSonline has done a great job of meeting our varied needs.”
Carl Gruber, Sauk County

“It has made my job more efficient and has helped employees to observe policies.”
Steven O Paye, City of Asheboro

“I'm pretty happy and satisfied with the MSDSonline system.”
Karl Bruskotter, City of Santa Monica

“It does all of the work for you and keeps your organization in compliance.”
Northern California City, Population 125,000

“Many governmental agencies use your service because it keeps SDS inventories current to keep them in compliance with OSHA regulations.”
Central Arizona City, Population 120,000

“Good product.”
Southwestern State Dept. of Corrections

“Such an easy way to make sure we are compliant and have all our MSDS in one easy and accessible program.”
Ontario Municipality, Population 4000

Case Studies

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.

Stillwater, OK

Fast Growing North American City
A rising center of aerospace, agribusiness, and biotech, Stillwater is also home to Oklahoma State University, a NCAA Division I school with over 23,000 students. 


Public Transit System for a Capital City
Metrobus is the public transit provider for the city of St. John's, the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Its buses run 21 hours and day and serve millions of riders each year.

King County Library System

North American Leader in eBook Lending
The King County Library System serves the communities surrounding Seattle and Tacoma with 48 brick-and-mortar locations. In addition, it is the nation's leader in eBook lending.

U.S. Forest Service

Governmental Entity Managing 13.5 Million Acres
The Southern Region of the U.S. Forest Service manages 13.5 million acres of public land across 13 states and Puerto Rico. It manages hazardous chemicals in over 325 locations.

Premier Equipment 


One of Canada's Largest John Deere Dealers
With 10 locations throughout Ontario, Canada, Premier Equipment sells and services John Deere tractors, harvesters, mowers, and other machinery to customers across the province. It also provides a suite of water management and agricultural management tools.

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..

Cactus Feeders


World's Largest Privately Owned Cattle Feeding Operation
Headquartered in Amarillo, Texas, Cactus Feeders operates nine large-scale feedyards across Texas and Kansas, employing over 500 workers and feeding as many as 520,000 cattle at one time. Founded in 1975.