July 18, 2023
ULSE Staff Featured in Standardization: Journal of Research and Innovation
On July 7, 2023, SES – the Society for Standards Professionals published Volume 2, Issue 3 of Standardization: Journal of Research and Innovation, an international, multi-disciplinary publication focusing on all aspects of standards and conformity assessment. This issue features articles by three UL Standards & Engagement staff members – Standards Project Engineer Alec Krabbe, Standards Scientist Wathma Jayathilake, and Sustainability Program Manager Caitlin D'Onofrio.
In The Safety Science Behind New York City's Lifesaving Micromobility Legislation, Krabbe explains some of the testing requirements in the UL Standards mandated by New York City for powered mobility devices in its new law 633-A, signed on March 6, 2023.
In Setting a Higher Standard to Get Rid of Greenwashing, D’Onofrio introduces UL 3600, the Standard for Measuring and Reporting Circular Economy Aspects of Products, Sites, and Organizations, and explains how the Standard assists companies in evaluating circular economy efforts and measuring corporate sustainability at the site, product, and/or company level.
In Climate Change and Standardization, Jayathilake provides an overview of the many initiatives ULSE and other standards organizations have enacted to address and help mitigate the effects of climate change.
Finally, in the Peer-to-Peer article, Making a Positive Impact on the World Through Standardization, Jayathilake shares a personal account of her experience working in the standards industry.
The Safety Science Behind New York City's Lifesaving Micromobility Legislation and Setting a Higher Standard to Get Rid of Greenwashing are both currently available as open access articles. Full access to Standardization is available by paid subscription.