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VelocityEHS Tackling GHS & HazCom Compliance at National VPPPA Conference

CHICAGO, Aug. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VelocityEHS, the leading cloud environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability software provider, announced that company executives will be speaking at the 32nd Annual National Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association (VPPPA) Conference in Kissimmee, Florida. Two of the industry’s top GHS experts, Glenn Trout, president and CEO of VelocityEHS and Chuck Haling, vice president of sales at VelocityEHS, will outline the top reasons employers are out of compliance with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom), and how to stay on track with the changing regulation.

OSHA’s final deadline for compliance with the new GHS aligned HazCom Standard has passed, yet employers continue to struggle with basic HazCom requirements, resulting in expensive fines and unsafe working conditions for employees. In their workshops, Trout and Haling will provide an overview of the changes to OSHA’s HazCom Standard, provide concrete action items safety professionals can take to ensure compliance and safeguard employees.

Workshop session dates and times:

  • Construction Panel Part 2
    August 30 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET
    Sun C Ballroom
  • GHS: The Top 10 Reasons Employers are Out of Compliance
    August 31 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET
    Naples Meeting Room

“While the changes brought about by GHS continue to serve as a major source of confusion for those in charge of workplace safety, it’s important that they realize there are resources and services available to help them through this transition,” said Trout. “Our in-depth understanding of the complex regulatory landscape has made us a leader in the management of chemicals and GHS related regulations. It is the reason more than 12,000 customers currently trust our solutions to stay in compliance with HazCom and keep their employees safe.”

VelocityEHS, through its MSDSonline chemical management solutions, helps companies more efficiently manage their chemical inventories and better communicate the hazards associated with those chemicals to their employees. Available through the cloud, the award-winning MSDSonline HQ/HQ RegXR accounts provide safety managers with easy online access to the industry-leading database of safety data sheet (SDS) content to ensure they have an up-to-date and compliant library of documents. While the chemical management, labeling and reporting tools inside the system streamline compliance requirements, the company’s mobile capabilities further enhance employees’ ability to access critical chemical safety and proper labeling information, from wherever they are in the workplace.

“Even though the final GHS deadline passed in June, safety professionals must continue to make chemical management a top priority,” added Haling. “Last year, Hazard Communication was listed as the second most cited safety violation by OSHA, and in light of the recent GHS changes, we don’t expect to see that ranking fall off the list – and wouldn’t be surprised to see it move up to No. 1. It’s up to safety professionals to take the lead in making the necessary workplace changes to keep workers safe and promote industrywide best practices. ”

Occupational health and safety professionals attending the VPPPA Expo interested in learning about VelocityEHS and its MSDSonline chemical management product are encouraged to visit booth 701 for more information. For ongoing updates on the GHS, visit the official company blog at www.MSDSonline.com/blog.

The 32nd Annual National VPPPA Conference takes place August 29 – September 1, 2016 at the Gaylord Palms & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida. For more information visit http://www.vpppa.org/national-conference.

About VelocityEHS
In 2015, MSDSonline and KMI, two EHS industry leaders, joined forces to form VelocityEHS, which aims to make enterprise-level EHS functionality accessible and affordable to businesses of all sizes. More than 12,000 customers worldwide, from virtually every industry, trust VelocityEHS and its solutions to improve EHS performance. The company offers a comprehensive, cloud-based EHS management software platform that helps businesses solve complex EHS challenges in simple ways. Its quick implementations, affordable solutions and unparalleled customer support, make it possible for customers to reach their EHS goals faster. VelocityEHS 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.


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

Source: VelocityEHS