CHICAGO, July 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MSDSonline, the leading developer of cloud-based environmental, health and safety (EHS) solutions, today announced that its Plan1 First Responder Share Service was selected best MSDS Management Solution by top safety professionals at the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Safety 2015 professional development conference and exposition.
The Plan1 First Responder Share Service allows companies to provide emergency response teams with quick and easy access to their unique site-based hazardous chemical inventory information in advance of an incident. This streamlined sharing of information helps first responders better assess, plan and prepare for the potential risks associated with emergencies. The service is available at no cost to first responders and at no additional cost to current MSDSonline customers.
"We developed Plan1 as a supplemental tool to help safeguard both employees and first responders after observing gaps in the chemical hazard communication during emergency situations," Mike Flynn, VP of product development & strategy at MSDSonline. "This award demonstrates safety professionals' support for more chemical hazard information sharing during emergencies and of utilizing technology to facilitate that process. It encourages our continued efforts to develop effective, innovative solutions that keep workers and communities safe."
This is the third consecutive year that MSDSonline's EHS solutions have received top honors in the MSDS Management category by leading safety professionals. MSDSonline was awarded best MSDS Management solution for its Mobile Chemical Inventory Management product by ASSE Safety 2014 attendees, and in 2013 won the ISHN Readers' Choice Award for the most innovative safety product in the MSDS Management category also for its mobile solution.
Founded in 1996 and based in Chicago, MSDSonline started as a pioneer in electronic management of safety data sheets and has since grown into a comprehensive chemical management solution provider, adding products for training, injury and illness tracking, and SDS authoring. In 2014, the company expanded its EHS and sustainability offerings through the acquisition of KMI (www.kminnovations.com), the leading provider of enterprise level EHS and sustainability software solutions. More than 8 million employees use MSDSonline's chemical management, on-demand training and authoring solutions to help perform their jobs safely. Additional 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.