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MSDSonline Enhances Chemical Management Suite With New Chemical Approval Workflow Tools

CHICAGO, March 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MSDSonline, the leading provider of cloud-based environmental, health and safety (EHS) management solutions, announced today that it has made enhancements to its award-winning chemical management platform. The upgrades include improvements to critical safety tools that allow safety professionals to manage what chemicals are allowed to enter their facilities — an important control for companies looking to improve chemical safety, reduce risk to employees and the community, and to move toward a more sustainable chemical footprint.

In addition to functional changes that make it easier for companies to track chemical approvals and create customized site-specific authorization rules, MSDSonline's recent update includes design enhancements that improve the look and feel of the site and provide a more engaging user experience. Today, those users include millions of employees who are provided access to MSDSonline solutions by its more than 10,000 active customers.

"For our users, approving and managing chemicals, even at the ingredient level, just got easier," said Cass Minutillo, director of product management. "At MSDSonline we continuously push ourselves to improve our solutions and services. At the same time, we take pride in setting high the industry bar for online chemical management. Our secret is our commitment to our customers — listening to their feedback and taking seriously their recommendations."

In recent months, both OSHA and the EPA, agencies in the United States with oversight over workplace chemicals, have issued recommendations to employers that they take greater control over the composition of chemicals entering their facilities. Moreover, internationally, there is a push to green the chemical supply chain, with a dual emphasis on: A) identifying and creating safer chemical alternatives in the marketplace, and B) empowering employers with tools, incentives and regulations to understand the hazards and costs of its chemicals at an enterprise level and to seek out environmentally responsible chemicals.

"These enhancements are just one more way we help customers take control of their chemicals and craft a better, safer employee experience," said Mike Flynn, MSDSonline's vice president of product development. "We're lucky; our customers get it. They understand that chemical safety, safeguarding employees and the community is not just a safety prerogative, it's good business. This recent update grew directly out of our ongoing dialogue with customers and is an example of how our customer engagement drives successful outcomes for all involved."

For more information on MSDSonline's cloud-based chemical management solutions, visit MSDSonline.com or call toll-free, 1.888.362.2007.

About MSDSonline

Founded in 1996 and based in Chicago, MSDSonline is a leading provider of cloud-based EH&S compliance solutions, offering products and services for managing safety data sheets, reporting workplace incidents, training employees and administering other critical EH&S information. The company's mission is to provide sustainable solutions that help customers improve employee safety, streamline compliance recordkeeping and reduce potential exposures to workplace hazards and risks. MSDSonline has been recognized for six years on Inc. magazine's list of America's 5,000 fastest-growing private companies. More information is available online at www.MSDSonline.com and on the official company blog at www.MSDSonline.com/blog. MSDSonline is an Actua (Nasdaq:ACTA) company.

CONTACT: Media Contacts MSDSonline Brad Harbaugh 312.881.2855 bharbaugh@MSDSonline.com Actua Corporation Karen Greene 610.727.6900 karen@actua.com

Source: MSDSonline