N4 Systems works with MSA to simplify inventory tracking and safety-compliance documentation

Marketwire – N4 Systems, the leading provider of integrated inspection, safety compliance and maintenance software, has established a relationship with global safety equipment manufacturer MSA (NYSE:MSA), Pittsburgh, Pa, to help MSA customers simplify inventory tracking and safety-compliance documentation associated with the use of fall protection equipment.

MSA will be integrating Field ID – N4 Systems’ online inspection and safety compliance management (ISCM) system – into its newest and most technologically advanced fall protection harness, the EvoTech full body harness, which will be introduced in February 2010. Utilizing handheld computers, a web-based online safety system, and RFID (radio frequency identification), Field ID simplifies and expedites equipment tracking, inspection and compliance data management for those responsible for administering and compliance with fall protection programs. As such, the system is ideally suited for safety program administrators.

With the EvoTech Harness, MSA will integrate Field ID’s RFID system directly into the harness label pack, giving safety administrators the capability to easily track usage, inspection and distribution of harnesses as they transition from one job, or user, to another.

“Electronic logging of safety equipment inspection data is the future of safety compliance management,” said Robert Apel, Fall Protection Business Manager for MSA. “The technology pioneered by Field ID gives our customers new options and greater flexibility when it comes to managing safety compliance. At MSA we are continually on the hunt for products that provide innovative solutions to meet customer needs. Field ID meets this criteria in that it’s one of the most advanced and easy-to-use safety management systems on the market today.”

“Our goal to make safety simple aligns very well with MSA’s leadership position in the safety industry,” commented Somen Mondal, CEO of N4 Systems. “Field ID goes beyond traditional inspection systems and allows every party in the safety ecosystem to interact with one another. The Field ID Safety Network allows manufacturers, distributors, end users and inspection providers the ability to share safety data creating a truly integrated safety network. Field ID simplifies every part of the safety compliance process, from product identification, to inspection, to reporting safety compliance documentation. Through Field ID, MSA is providing safety traceability and the tools to ensure a safer work environment for customers around the world.”

About Field ID:

Field ID makes safety simple. Field ID is the world’s leading Inspection and Safety Compliance Management (ISCM) system. Field ID has revolutionized the way the companies manage their inspections and safety compliance creating safer workplaces around the world. Based on Field ID’s real-time, multi-tenant architecture, Field ID combines a web based system with mobile computing and advanced identification (RFID) to make the world of paperless safety compliance a reality. Field ID provides easy to use inspection, traceability, compliance and maintenance tools for manufacturers, distributors, third party inspectors and end users. The Field ID Safety network allows partners, vendors and end users to share product safety and quality data for an incredibly advanced, yet simple to use electronic safety pedigree. Field ID customers around the world are tracking over one million cranes, ropes, personal protective equipment and other types of critical assets. Field ID offers the fastest path to safety success. For more information please visit www.fieldid.com.

About MSA:

Established in 1914, MSA is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people’s health and safety. Many MSA products typically integrate any combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations. The company’s comprehensive line of products is used by workers around the world in the fire service, oil, gas and petrochemical industry, homeland security, construction, mining and other industries, as well as the military. Principal products include self-contained breathing apparatus, gas masks, gas detection instruments, head protection, ballistic body armor, fall protection devices and thermal imaging cameras. The company also provides a broad range of consumer and contractor safety products through retail channels. These products are marketed and sold under the MSA Safety Works brand. MSA has annual sales of approximately $1 billion, manufacturing operations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America, and more than 40 international locations. Additional information is available on the company’s Web site at www.msanet.com.

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