CHICAGO, July 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MSDSonline, the leading provider of sustainable cloud-based EH&S solutions, was recently named a 2013 Reader's Choice Award Winner by Industrial Safety & Hygiene News — a leading publication in the EHS industry — in the Mobile Chemical Inventory Management Category. Winners were revealed on www.ishn.com and will be published in the print edition of the magazine this August. According to ISHN, the competition's objective was to recognize the most innovative personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety products.
"We are delighted to be selected by ISHN's readers for this honor, and we share the award with our customers," said Glenn Trout, MSDSonline president and CEO. "Our mobile chemical management solution integrates the best thinking of our product development, IT, design, sales and customer care teams, as well as the best ideas from among the thousands of safety professionals who rely on our products day-in and day-out."
In its winning entry, MSDSonline detailed the features and benefits of its mobile solution, saying it gives EH&S professionals "The freedom and flexibility to search and access chemical and MSDS information on the fly, manage critical chemical inventories from the field where they need it most, and manage and approve chemicals at their point of entry— all from the palm of their hand. The MSDSonline mobile solution performs across multiple platforms, enabling right-to-know access to MSDSs and other chemical inventory information from nearly any mobile device."
According to recent reports from the Pew Research Center, over half of cell phone owners use smartphones and one third of American adults own a tablet —nearly double from just a year ago. The increased use of mobile technology in day-to-day life is opening the door for many EH&S professionals to further simplify their workplace compliance requirements.
Recognizing the utility and growing popularity of tablets, as part of its mobile solution, MSDSonline also offers the Chemical Inventory Scanner App for iPad that gives users the ability to track and manage chemicals at the container level, throughout their facilities, using barcodes/QR codes. MSDSonline customers with an HQ or HQ RegXR account can view and edit container details, like container statuses and quantities, out in the field where the chemicals are stored and used. By connecting users directly to their MSDSonline account, the app provides users with real-time access to their entire library of MSDSs and other valuable hazardous chemical information from where they need it most.
"The days of safety professionals being chained to their desks is coming to a necessary end. Our mobile platform and scanner app is designed to give safety managers everything they need to get back out on the floor with their employees, as well as the freedom to focus on other critical safety tasks," said Mike Flynn, vice president of product development. "And for the employees, mobile improves the quality of, and access to, up-to-date safety information they have in their work areas during their work shifts – helping to meet important OSHA right-to-know regulations."
For more information on MSDSonline's suite of mobile enabled online chemical management products, go to www.msdsonline.com/msdsonline-mobile.aspx, where you can watch videos and download product sheets about the award-winning solution.
Founded in 1996 and based in Chicago, MSDSonline is a leading provider of cloud-based EH&S compliance solutions, offering products and services for managing safety data sheets, reporting workplace incidents, training employees and administering other critical EH&S information. The company's mission is to provide sustainable solutions that help customers improve employee safety, streamline compliance recordkeeping and reduce potential exposures to workplace hazards and risks. MSDSonline has been recognized for the last six years on Inc. magazine's list of America's 5,000 fastest-growing private companies. More information is available online at www.MSDSonline.com and on the official company blog at http://www.msdsonline.com/blog/. MSDSonline is an ICG (Nasdaq:ICGE) company.