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VelocityEHS Helps NSC Congress & Expo Attendees Take the Complexity out of HazCom Compliance

CHICAGO, Oct. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VelocityEHS, the leading cloud environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability software provider, has been selected to speak among an elite group of industry professionals at the 2016 National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo in Anaheim, California on Wednesday, October 19. VelocityEHS president and CEO Glenn Trout and vice president of sales Chuck Haling will discuss why employers are still out of compliance with even the most basic requirements of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) and provide tips to stay on track with the recently modified rule.

While OSHA’s final compliance deadline for its adoption of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) passed in June 2016, many employers are still working toward transitioning their workplaces to comply with the GHS-aligned HazCom Standard. Part of employer transition struggles relate to chemical manufacturer and distributor adoption delays, as well as selective OSHA enforcement policies, which have created further confusion throughout the supply chain.

During their presentation, GHS: The Top 10 Reasons Employers are Out of Compliance, on Wednesday, October 19 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. PT, Trout and Haling will provide attendees with information on the primary reasons employers are out of compliance, along with best practices and simple steps to getting on track.

“Whether it’s securing updated safety data sheets (SDSs) from suppliers or finding a suitable GHS labeling solution, a number of companies still have difficulty meeting OSHA’s GHS requirements,” said Trout. “With the GHS employer deadline now in effect and recent enforcement initiatives underway, it’s critical for employers to be fully compliant with the HazCom Standard, first and foremost to ensure and promote employee safety, but also to avoid hefty fines and protect their corporate reputation – an area of even greater concern given the negative press a company can now receive on the Department of Labor and OSHA websites.”

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 chemical management and reporting tools streamline compliance reporting requirements and provide safety managers with easy online access to the industry-leading database of SDS content to ensure they have an up-to-date and compliant library of SDSs. The recently released MSDSonline mobile apps – both available through the App Store and Google Play™ – empower employers to drive safety and mitigate chemical risks throughout the organization. The Chemical Inventory Scanner App enables users to quickly leverage barcode technology to conduct in-the-field container-level chemical inventory audits, while the eBinder app gives employees anytime access to chemical safety data sheets information in the palm of their hands through any mobile device, whether working on- or off-line.

“Companies know they can depend on our comprehensive chemical management products to help them meet compliance reporting requirements and ensure employees have right-to-know access to chemical safety and proper labeling information,” said Haling. “It’s that level of support, coupled with our innovative mobile technology for in-the-field information access, that makes customers turn to us year after year to help manage their complex chemical management concerns.”

The 2016 NSC Congress & Expo takes place October 15-21, 2016 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. VelocityEHS representatives will be available at booth #2342 to provide additional information about the company’s full suite of EHS management software and its MSDSonline chemical management solutions.

Additional information about the company’s products and services is available on its websites www.EHS.com and www.MSDSonline.com.

To learn more about 2016 NSC Congress & Expo, visit www.congress.nsc.org/nsc2016.

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