UL Verification Services, Inc.

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In support of this wellness movement, UL Environment, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories Inc.), a global safety science leader, announced today it has developed the first certification program that verifies products’ compliance with the WELL Building Standard, a program advancing health and wellbeing in buildings globally. UL’s Wellness...

Merchants race to keep up in a post-EMV world as innovations hit payments and customer demands for simple but safe experiences grow. It’s been two years since the Europay, Mastercard and Visa (EMV) fraud liability shift from banks to merchants took hold in the United States.

When making product purchasing decisions, it’s important to have confidence that a product will perform as claimed. For specifiers and purchasers of heat pumps – devices that are capable of using a refrigerant to collect low-grade heat energy from outside sources such as air, terrestrial heat or water, and converting it to high-grade heat — this is...

Dr. Pravinray Gandhi leads UL research into safer products, from smoke alarms to lithium-ion batteries.
While it’s no surprise an engineer-by-trade would possess a knack for numbers, UL’s Dr. Pravinray Gandhi’s view of them was changed in an unexpected way – through words. In the early 2000s, Gandhi read The Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov’s...

UL Environment’s team is working to help ensure the reliability of smart building sensors, devices critical to the health of building occupants.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the air we breathe inside can be two to five times more polluted than the air outside, ranking indoor air pollutants among the top five...

UL has recently issued a “Low Smoke Halogen Free” (LSHF) safety certification to 3M for Appliance Wiring Material (AWM) Styles 22088 and 22089 flat ribbon cable sold under the name 3M™ Round Conductor Flat, HF447 Series. There is often confusion around what “low smoke” and “halogen free” designations for cabling really means. However, when products...

In 1997, Randy Hetrick, a U.S. Navy SEAL troop commander, was deployed to Asia, but his mission was placed on hold. Some 17 years later, his product, now called TRX, has become one of the fitness industry’s hottest workouts.

ICT Cable Certification, UL’s new category for Information and Communications Technology Power Cable Assemblies. The rapid increase in the power required to charge and power mobile devices, such as laptop computers, tablets, mobile phones and power banks, has led to increasing reports of damage, smoke, or fire of connected devices. Legacy systems...

UL has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) to help drive environmental and social responsibility throughout the supply chain With its membership in the SAC, UL joins more than 200 global brands, retailers and manufacturers, as well as government, non-profit environmental organizations, and academic institutions, which are collectively...

Recognizing the demand for transparency, UL developed SPOT to provide public and private procurement officials, architects, designers and other users an outlet to find credible information on the health and environmental impacts of a given product. The new information collected provides an added level of transparency into the overall societal...