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BLR partners with VelocityEHS for Safety Data Sheet Content

Old Saybrook, CT, June 22, 2016: BLR®—Business & Legal Resources has recently partnered with VelocityEHS, the leading cloud environment, health, safety (EHS), and sustainability software provider, to give its customers access to the industry-leading database of safety data sheets (also known as SDSs or material safety data sheets, MSDSs). Through the partnership,® and® subscribers now have the ability to search, view, and print documents from VelocityEHS’ MSDSonline library of millions of searchable SDSs.

“We’re very excited to announce this partnership with VelocityEHS and its MSDSonline solutions. It brings our customers yet another timesaving health and safety resource, giving them access to safety data sheets from the known leader in SDS content, which is becoming increasingly important as companies work to ensure compliance with OSHA’s now fully GHS-aligned Hazard Communication Standard,” said Rafael Cardoso, Executive Vice President, Workforce Division at BLR.

The millions of safety data sheets in the MSDSonline database contain the information safety and EHS professionals need to mitigate the potential risks from dangerous chemicals such as methanol, acetone, hydrochloric acid, and millions of other hazardous substances. Safety data sheets underwent substantial re-formatting changes as part of OSHA’s alignment of the Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System (GHS). Following OSHA’s final GHS deadline, which just passed on June 1, 2016, companies are expected to provide employees with access to manufacturers’ updated SDSs in the GHS-format to ensure HazCom compliance.

“Our goal is to help businesses meet their EHS goals faster,” said Glenn Trout, president and CEO of VelocityEHS. “We are proud to be chosen by BLR as their SDS content provider, helping their customers have better access to the critical chemical information they need to keep workers safe and to help ensure compliance with the historical GHS changes to OSHA’s HazCom Standard. We look forward to continuing to work with BLR to strengthen its chemical safety offerings, and ultimately, make workplaces safer for all. We believe that delivering the right functionality, through well-designed and simple solutions, is the key to helping you drive performance and engagement throughout your organization.”

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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 VelocityEHS is an Actua (Nasdaq: ACTA) company.

About BLR®—Business & Legal Resources

For over 35 years, BLR has simplified compliance with state and federal legal requirements, helping U.S. businesses succeed. BLR offers authoritative content, training, and practical, easy-to-use tools for the Hr & employment law, workplace safety, environmental compliance, compensation & benefits, and politics & legal markets. Through our expert in-house editors and exclusive attorney network, we provide the most comprehensive, reliable state-specific information available—and we do it in all 50 states. Our award-winning information products—including training programs, events, web portals, reports and subscription services-give businesses of all sizes and industries the best tools available at affordable prices.

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