February 22, 2019
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL), a global safety science leader, announced it will now offer open-access online views of its entire library of UL Safety Standards for any interested individual or organization globally. Through this measure, global users of any economic means will be able to find, reference and employ the entire library.
“Digital technologies and globalization have driven, and continue to drive, huge changes in standards and the way they are utilized,” explains Philip Piqueira, Vice President Global Standards at UL. “By taking this important step, we will keep standards both relevant and vibrant, engaging new generations, more global audiences and educators with UL Standards.”
UL has developed more than 1,400 standards to address safety, security and sustainability challenges and foster safe living and working conditions for people everywhere. The company continues to develop new Standards for evolving technologies, systems and services. This move demonstrates UL’s continued commitment to advancing standards development in the digital age by evolving its business model to align with the digitization and globalization of information.
Safety standards are written documents that outline the process by which a product is tested to help mitigate risk, injury or danger. UL is an independent standards-setting organization. UL Standards development covers nearly all products, systems and services found in homes and workplaces.
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