Carlsbad, CA, April 14, 2011 — 3E Company, a leading provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, today announced the launch and availability of 3E Mobile – MSDS, the first mobile site of its kind to offer instant access to hazardous material inventories and associated material safety data sheets (MSDSs) via smartphone. 3E Company’s database of 4.5 million MSDSs is now available for portable viewing, saving valuable time and helping bolster EH&S regulatory compliance efforts by ensuring reliable access to critical product safety data and information.
In addition to having access to their inventory and MSDSs, customers that have Universal Product Codes (UPCs) associated with their products can also scan barcodes and automatically retrieve the relevant MSDS and related information on their smartphone. This unique feature dramatically simplifies MSDS management by enabling users to seamlessly access their inventory and database of MSDSs from their smartphone.
3E Mobile – MSDS offers customers the advantage of being able to access MSDSs anytime and anywhere. Companies with employees who work remotely or in rugged environments, in particular those in the utility, construction, transportation, and manufacturing industries, will benefit from improved access to MSDSs and related information via smartphone. Access to this type of information is invaluable in the event of a spill or emergency, which often occurs in locations where computers are not easily accessible. With 3E Mobile – MSDS, responders can instantly access product information at the scene of the incident, regardless of its location, and react in a timely manner to mitigate its impact, prevent injuries, and reduce damage to the facility.
“MSDS access can be difficult and often painfully time-consuming,” said Tamie Webber, director of product management, 3E Company. “With the introduction of 3E Mobile – MSDS, we’ve simplified the MSDS management process by allowing our users to access their MSDSs from their smartphone — whether they are in the field, on the factory floor, or traveling.”
3E Mobile – MSDS is available free of charge to all 3E Online – MSDS customers who use iPhone®, Blackberry®, AndroidTM, and other devices. Customers simply need to visit the mobile site at www.3eonline.com/m from their phone and login. 3E Mobile – MSDS is backed by 3E Company’s world-renowned 24/7/365 3E EH&S Mission Control Center for round-the-clock support.
About 3E Company
3E Company, a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics, offers a comprehensive suite of services for environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance management. This suite of services addresses the entire chemical life cycle and includes regulatory research; MSDS authoring, distribution, and management; transportation; emergency response; training; regulatory reporting; and hazardous waste management. 3E provides an industry-leading combination of a 24/7/365 EH&S mission control call center and the world’s premier hazardous substance database of global regulatory and compliance information. More than 5,000 customers work with 3E, including Costco Wholesale Corporation, US Airways, Eastman Chemical, Shell, Temple-Inland, and Menasha. 3E Company’s products and services received two 2010 Occupational Health & Safety product of the year awards for best in MSDS management and best in EH&S software. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Carlsbad, California, with additional operations in Canton, Ohio; Bethesda, Maryland; Kingsport, Tennessee; Montreal, Quebec; and Copenhagen, Denmark. For more information on 3E Company, visit www.3ecompany.com.