New RightAnswer.com Service Makes Chemical, Health, and Safety Information Available to U.S. First Responders at No Cost

This program will help make sure that every first responder has no cost, easy access to current, comprehensive and accurate information right at their fingertips.

RightAnswer.com has launched a new service that makes subscription to its extensive collection of environmental, health, safety, hazard, and regulatory compliance information completely free to first responders throughout the United States. Called OnPointEHS™ First Responders, the new product will offer any qualified U.S.-based first responder free access to RightAnswer’s aggregated databases supporting single searches across multiple sources of up-to-date environmental, health, safety, hazard, and regulatory compliance information on hundreds of thousands of chemicals.

The company, based in Midland, Mich., made the announcement today at the International Association of Fire Chiefs Hazmat Conference.

“First responders need easy access to appropriate information,” says Glen Markham, RightAnswer.com’s director of corporate business development. “And that information must be current, trusted and comprehensive. Information is what helps them do their jobs effectively and safely.

“RightAnswer.com’s Knowledge Solutions have long been the gold standard of reliable chemical information. We feel the best way to support and protect the people who do a difficult job is to make sure they have no cost access to this information,” says Markham.

Among the data sources included in the OnPointEHS First Responders package are:


  • ChemCollection™ System (with over 75 data sources including CAMEO and WISER)
  • 1st Medical Response® Protocols
  • CHRIS
  • ECOTOX
  • Emergency Response Guide 2016
  • Daily Federal Register
  • HazardText™
  • HSDB®
  • INFOTEXT®
  • IRIS
  • MEDITEXT®
  • New Jersey Fact Sheets
  • NIOSH
  • OHM/TADS

The offer is open to hazmat responders, firefighters, fire departments, emergency services coordinators, police officers, paramedics or other first responders based in the United States. Subscribers will be provided free access by registering at http://www.OnPointEHSFirstResponders.com.

“First responders have a difficult and dangerous job,” Markham says. “With ongoing budget constraints, it has become even more difficult for first…

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