Dedicated to Safety. Guided by Science.
Independent and collaborative research, standards development and engagement, safety education and thought leadership: This special combination of skills allows us to translate research into informed action that can change lives on a global scale. We have the capabilities to help the world address even the biggest challenges to safety.
Underwriters Laboratories has long understood that safety science research must extend beyond laboratories and scientific journals to bring about change. When we bring knowledge directly to groups and communities, we can build a better, safer future for everyone.
Today, we are excited to expand our impact even further — and drive the transformative change this moment requires. We make this commitment in an effort to advance safety across broad swaths of society. As Underwriters Laboratories strengthens its advocacy efforts, we strive to accelerate industry-wide progress that cannot always be achieved through research or standards alone — while working to protect the health and well-being of people everywhere.
Our Research organization furthers a common, evidence-based understanding of the benefits and risks of emerging products and new technologies. The work we do helps us discover the unintended consequences of developing technologies and fosters an inclusive conversation about how best to address them. Our scientists conduct rigorous, independent research, and our experts collaborate closely with academic and institutional partners to deliver lasting scientific contributions.
This unique combination positions us to scan for and assess human safety risks. In so doing, we uncover new approaches to safety and help society address urgent safety challenges.
Standards and Engagement Organization
Our Standards and Engagement organization develops and maintains consensus-based safety standards for both emerging and legacy products and technologies. We combat global safety challenges by serving as a critical facilitator among a wide array of stakeholders. Through a combination of data analysis, expert testimony, and deliberation, we work to bring members of standards technical panels into alignment on a common set of safety requirements.
By engaging in regulatory and legislative environments, we strive to make deeper contributions to society through meaningful public and private partnerships.