Safety Science in Action


To create a safer, more sustainable world, data and scientific discoveries must be amplified and translated into action.


That's what we do at UL Standards & Engagement. Through data analysis, expert testimony, and deliberation, we work to bring members of technical committees into alignment on a common set of safety requirements. 


Distinguished by our independent research and scientific acumen, we’ve been driving cutting-edge science into practical safety guidance since we developed our first standard for tin-clad fire doors in 1903.


We partner with leading minds and standards organizations from around the world to draw upon an ever-growing body of scientific knowledge. Informed by the findings of UL Research Institutes and other global experts, we develop unbiased consensus-based standards that help create a dynamic road map to a safer future. But we don’t stop there. We also build policy partnerships to help ensure that our knowledge reaches the safety professionals, policymakers, scientists, and industry leaders who use safety science to protect and educate our communities. 


These standards and policy initiatives promote awareness and adoption of safer products, services, systems, and behaviors, including the safe commercialization of evolving technologies.


As a science-backed safety advocate with global reach, we engage key stakeholders to advance our mission worldwide. UL Standards & Engagement is a trusted and objective resource for an international array of public and private partners. Our public outreach initiatives, safety advocacy, and related coalition-building activities leverage standards that measurably impact public safety in nations throughout the world.


We advocate for scientifically tested measures and policy changes that have the power to make emerging technologies, products, and systems safer. Together with the leaders and communities that join us, we are moving the world toward a safer, more secure, and more sustainable tomorrow.


Board of Directors

Philip S. Khoury

Philip S. Khoury

Vice Provost and Ford International Professor of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)