Companies combine efforts to help EHS professionals easily create and print GHS labels
MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Brady (NYSE:BRC), a global leader in product and facility identification solutions, today announced it has partnered with MSDSonline, the leading producer of cloud-based environmental health and safety (EHS) solutions. Through their aligned offerings, Brady and MSDSonline will help EHS professionals to more easily and efficiently create workplace labels that reflect the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) updates made to OSHA's Hazard Communication (HazCom) Standard.
"There is still a lot to be done for many companies as they transition their workplaces to align with GHS. It is our goal to help ease the transition by simplifying the creation of GHS workplace labels," says Candace Spears, global product manager for safety and facility ID software at Brady. "This is an exciting collaboration for Brady that adds to our growing resource of HazCom/GHS solutions and provides our customers with the tools they need to guide them on their path to compliance."
Chemical labeling is a foundational element of GHS that aims to improve label consistency for safer chemical handling. As part of this standard, primary chemical labels must have six key elements: signal word, symbols, product name or identifiers, hazard statements, precautionary statements and manufacturer information. This information is taken from the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) that chemical manufacturers are required to provide along with any hazardous chemicals that are distributed.
Under GHS, SDSs need to follow a consistent format to communicate chemical hazard information. MSDSonline customers can use updated SDSs to easily create labels that are formatted with the GHS label elements and then print them directly to Brady's BBP®33 label printer.
"Printing workplace labels that comply with GHS is a top concern among customers," said Chuck Haling, vice president of sales for MSDSonline. "This printing solution we've created with Brady is an important step in going the extra mile to address our customers' needs and provide them with the best service possible."
Visit BradyID.com/GHS to learn more about Brady's GHS solutions, and MSDSonline.com for more information on MSDSonline's products and services.
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Founded in 1996 and based in Chicago, MSDSonline started as a pioneer in electronic management of safety data sheets and has since grown into a comprehensive chemical management solution provider, adding products for training, injury and illness tracking, and SDS authoring. In 2014, the company expanded its EHS and sustainability offerings through the acquisition of KMI (www.kminnovations.com), the leading provider of enterprise level EHS and sustainability software solutions. More than 8 million employees use MSDSonline's chemical management, on-demand training and authoring solutions to help perform their jobs safely. Additional information is available online at www.MSDSonline.com and on the official company blog at www.MSDSonline.com/blog. MSDSonline is an Actua (Nasdaq: ACTA) company.
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, 2014, 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 bradycorp.com.
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