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VelocityEHS and Brady Continue to Streamline GHS Compliant Label Creation with Additional Compatibilities

CHICAGO, April 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VelocityEHS, the leading cloud environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability software provider, announced today it has expanded its labeling partnership for its MSDSonline brand chemical management application with Brady, a global leader in industrial and safety printing systems and solutions. MSDSonline users can now create and print workplace labels in the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) format on Brady’s popular 3-inch x 4-inch and 4-inch x 6-inch label stock labels. The expanded functionality gives safety professionals more options to properly communicate chemical hazards throughout their workplace.

While OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) under the GHS guidelines does not outline a specific format for workplace labels, a best practice is to replicate the hazard information found on the chemical manufacturer’s label. With the final GHS deadline (June 1, 2016) fast approaching, employers should expect OSHA to pay more attention to hazardous chemical labeling, a fundamental element of the GHS-aligned HazCom Standard. The joint MSDSonline / Brady solution provides users with tools to streamline the chemical label creation process. Now users can quickly capture and save pertinent information from a safety data sheet and easily incorporate it into the appropriate Brady label format. The addition of these two Brady label sizes now gives MSDSonline users three size options to choose from using Brady’s pre-printed, four-diamond stock labels.

“As we approach the final GHS deadline, it is critical that employers meet the labeling compliance requirements outlined in the standard. Our collaboration with Brady is about a joint commitment to providing the fastest and easiest solutions to help safety professionals better meet today’s HazCom challenges,” said Cassandra Minutillo, MSDSonline product manager at VelocityEHS. “When it comes to chemical labeling, we are leveraging our relationship with Brady to make it easier for safety professionals to comply with regulatory standards and be more effective safety leaders.”

MSDSonline HQ and HQ RegXR Account users currently have access to the Brady printer enhancements, and MSDSonline is further streamlining the workplace label printing process by offering users the ability to make specific Brady label sizes the default print size. All three compatible label sizes can be printed using Brady’s widely-used BBP®31 and BBP®33 label printers.

Additional information about VelocityEHS’ MSDSonline brand chemical management solutions can be found at www.MSDSonline.com.

To learn more about the entire VelocityEHS suite of EHS and sustainability management software products visit www.EHS.com.

More information about Brady’s GHS solutions can be found at www.BradyID.com/GHS.

About Brady Corporation
Brady Corporation is an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect people, products and places. Brady’s products help customers increase safety, security, productivity and performance and include high-performance labels, signs, safety devices, printing systems and software. Founded in 1914, the company has a diverse customer base in electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical, construction, education, medical, aerospace and a variety of other industries. Brady is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and as of August 1, 2015, employed approximately 6,400 people in its worldwide businesses. Brady’s fiscal 2014 sales were approximately $1.23 billion. Brady stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BRC. More information is available on the Internet at www.bradycorp.com.

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. Its award-winning MSDSonline brand chemical/SDS management solution simplifies the enterprisewide management of chemicals and provides an easy way to safeguard employees. For more information about the full suite of VelocityEHS solutions, visit www.EHS.com. Information on the company’s award-winning MSDSonline brand MSDS/chemical management solution is available at www.MSDSonline.com. VelocityEHS is an Actua (Nasdaq:ACTA) company.

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

Source: VelocityEHS