MSDSonline - EH&S Compliance Made Simple
MSDSonline takes a customer-centric approach to chemical management for the retail industry

Retail Industry

Retail success comes from listening to your customers. At VelocityEHS, we believe the same is true, which is why our customers play a part in designing and refining our solutions. The results are industry-leading and award-winning tools for managing critical safety information.

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Customer Centric Chemical Management

"Excellent service and loved by all employees."
Richard Deslauriers,
Premier Equipment

One of the biggest trends in commercial retail is the growing emphasis on chemical safety. The movement is twofold. Government agencies like OSHA and the EPA are calling on businesses to be more proactive in their protection of employees, the community, and the environment, while those same businesses are in turn calling on vendors and suppliers to deliver safer, more sustainable product lines that are free of a growing list of hazardous chemicals. It’s not just about safety compliance. It’s about good business. Consumers are demanding toxic-free products and environments for employees, and spending their dollars with companies that show the appropriate concern for their employees and the environment.

For everyone in the retail supply chain, including big box retailers, tracking chemicals (at the ingredient level) and providing critical right to know information to employees in the form of safety data sheets and properly labeled containers is the just the beginning. MSDSonline solutions can help shore up routine compliance tasks related to hazardous chemicals, while at the same time providing a roadmap to a sustainable future.

One of the biggest trends in commercial retail is the growing emphasis on chemical safety


Large retailers, in addition to selling products that contain hazardous chemicals, often also employ hazardous chemicals in their day-to-day operations. Common chemicals with significant health and physical hazards to which retail employees may be exposed include:

  • Bleach and other cleaners
  • Cosmetics
  • Fertilizers
  • Lumber
  • Medications
  • Paints
  • Plumbing materials
  • Pool supplies
MSDSonline offers affordable MSDS / chemical management solutions for retailers of all sizes


The MSDSonline HQ and HQ RegXR Accounts from VelocityEHS make it easy for retailers to safeguard employees and customers by providing critical safety information when and where they need it. Our solutions include:

  • 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

The MSDSonline GM Account is perfect for small retailers 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.


“Excellent service and loved by all employees.”
Richard Deslauriers, Premier Equipment

“Your database is fantastic and the overall system makes MSDS administration easy!”
Donny Shubert, Dallas Zoo Management, Inc.

“I used to manually 'try' to keep up with the new MSDS updates but that was a never ending task. As a matter of fact, I could have spent my entire 40 hr work week on it and probably still not have my MSDS's up to par. What a wonderful service you offer. No more sheet protectors, messed up indexes, no more messed up manual altogether (employees or public) removing them and not putting them back in the proper order (or not putting them back at all). The list goes on. I could go on and on. To make a long story short, 40 hrs per week to maybe 5 minutes a week on MSDS's.”
Valerie Centi, Fulton County Medical Center

“It is a very fast and effective way to find what you are looking for, or to update any msds sheets that need updating. If I have question I would just call, but it is so easy to maneuver thru and find whatever it is you are looking for.  I am very pleased with this service! Thank you!”
Three Year Customer, North Texas Hospital

“Changed to your system from a different product. I have been extremely happy with that decision. The ease of use for myself and my employees has made this very easy to roll out. I look forward to being able to use your system with the training for the GHS training coming up.”
Shely Albino, Amphenol Times Microwave Systems

“One of the best decisions we have made!”
Linda Brockwell, Wickenburg Regional Medical Center

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

“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

Case Studies

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.

Piper Shores


Nonprofit Retirement Community Serving 300 Seniors
Located on the scenic coast of Southern Maine, Piper Shores provides independent living, nursing care, assisted living care, and other vital services to residents.

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.

Cope Plastics


Leading Distributor and Fabricator
Since 1946, Cope Plastics in Alton, Illinois has been a leading distributor and fabricator of plastic sheets, rods, and tubes. Its work involves plastics, graphics materials, acrylics, polycarbonates, and similar products.