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New Mobile App from VelocityEHS Streamlines Offline SDS Access and Chemical Management

CHICAGO, April 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VelocityEHS, the leading cloud environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability software provider, today announced the launch of its latest mobile app, eBinder, that helps keep workers safe by providing access everywhere, anytime to information about hazardous chemicals in the workplace. With the eBinder app, workers can use their mobile devices, whether online or offline, to refer to safety data sheets (SDSs) and chemical inventory information.

Hazardous chemical management and compliance from the field has always presented a complex set of challenges for many businesses due, in large part, to a lack of Internet connectivity. Developed for iPad®, iPhone® and Android™ devices, the new eBinder app allows customers to search, save and access critical chemical hazard and safety information when working in remote areas with limited or no Internet connectivity, like mines, oil and gas fields, and construction sites, or in facilities where wireless signals are blocked.

In addition to meeting the needs of workers disconnected from the Internet, the eBinder app also streamlines the ability of all employees to consult safe handling and storage requirements, identify necessary protective equipment, and have instant access to emergency procedures that keep them safe while on the job. This complements the existing MSDSonline mobile optimized Web interface capability.

VelocityEHS already helps 12,000 companies maintain safe and compliant workplaces for over 8 million workers. With the eBinder app, we’ve taken this a step further, so safety doesn’t have to stop in places where Internet connectivity is limited,” said Glenn Trout, president and CEO of VelocityEHS.

The eBinder app allows users to:

  • Link directly to MSDSonline HQ/HQ RegXR Account when online
  • Search a chemical inventory in use throughout the organization, and view where the products are assigned within a location
  • Access chemical product details and safety data sheets
  • Perform fast searches with the help of filters that narrow down results
  • Save safety data sheets and product details to mobile devices for use offline

“Mobility gives our customers new ways to engage their workforce,” said Mike Flynn, vice president of product development at VelocityEHS. “Our new eBinder app joins our growing suite of mobile capabilities – like our mobile optimized website and Chemical Inventory Scanner app – to put the most up-to-date EHS capabilities directly into every worker's hands, making it simpler for workers to help make their workplaces safer.”

The VelocityEHS eBinder app is available for iPad and iPhone (iOS 7 and later) and Android smartphones and tablets (4.4 and later). MSDSonline customers with HQ or HQ RegXR Accounts can download the eBinder app from the App Store or Google Play™ for no additional cost.

More information about VelocityEHS is available at www.EHS.com and its MSDSonline chemical management solution at www.MSDSonline.com or by calling the company toll-free at 1.888.362.2007.

About VelocityEHS
More than 8 million users worldwide from virtually every industry trust VelocityEHS and its solutions to improve EHS performance. Its unparalleled customer support and easily accessible platform delivers relevant EHS cloud solutions that help customers reach their goals faster. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with locations in Canada, the UK and Australia. For more information, visit www.EHS.com. VelocityEHS is an Actua (Nasdaq:ACTA) company.

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Media Contacts VelocityEHS Betsy Utley-Marin 312.881.2307 butleymarin@ehs.com Actua Corporation Karen Greene 610.727.6900 karen@actua.com

Source: VelocityEHS