BuildSite Gives Contractors Easy, Online Access to Jobsite MSDS

OAKLAND, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Oct. 7, 2004— BuildSite

-- Finding Construction Safety, Online

-- Simplifies Creation of OSHA-Required Jobsite Safety Books and Cuts Production Time by More Than 50 Percent

Keeping Jobsite Safety Books required by OSHA and insurance regulators up-to-date is a constant challenge faced by safety managers of US construction companies.

One California firm, BuildSite (, has found success in offering an easy solution to this dilemma with its Jobsite MSDS feature. With Jobsite MSDS, contractors can quickly find current, accurate materials safety information on commonly used items such as gasoline and diesel fuels, propane, construction lubricants, welding gases and paint thinners.

Here's how it works: BuildSite's comprehensive, online database provides product and technical information from more than 200 manufacturers. Contractors can search for materials by MSDS code and aggregate the data sheets electronically into a "book." This book can then be printed in hard copy for safety managers to carry with them, and it can be e-mailed or electronically faxed to field staff. Additionally, e-copies are archived online for future use on other projects.

"Safety managers like the reassurance of having an online version of the Safety Book available, and they value the easy access anyone in their company has to the MSDS information," said Ned Trainor, president of BuildSite. "An additional feature they find important is the time they save. Customers who use our Jobsite MSDS report routine time savings of more than 50 percent," he adds.

About BuildSite

BuildSite offers the US construction industry a single-source solution for product and technical information online. Its comprehensive database enables users to get current, accurate information instantly from more than 200 manufacturers and select from more than 30,000 documents covering site work, concrete, masonry, waterproofing, roofing and interior finishes. BuildSite was founded in 1999 by Ned Trainor and Mark Anderson and is headquartered in Oakland, Calif. Trainor has more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry and in building entrepreneurial companies. He is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Anderson has more than 15 years of experience in technology and systems, and has designed, built and managed multiple successful products on both Windows and Unix. He holds three patents and has graduate degrees from MIT and the University of California, Berkeley. Details about the company are available on: http://www/

Kim Kellogg, 510-325-3195

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