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Underwriters Laboratories

Underwriters Laboratories is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the UL mission through the discovery and application of scientific knowledge. We conduct rigorous independent research and analyze safety data, convene experts worldwide to address risks, share knowledge through safety education and public outreach initiatives, and develop standards to guide safe, sustainable commercialization of evolving technologies. We foster communities of safety, from grassroots initiatives for neighborhoods to summits of world leaders. Our organization employs collaborative and scientific approaches with partners and stakeholders to drive innovation and progress toward improving safety, security and sustainability.

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Our Focus Areas

Underwriters Laboratories devotes research and resources to six key areas of concentration, and together our work strives to improve safety standards and practices worldwide.


Underwriters Laboratories conducts original scientific research and releases information and reports for the benefit of public and private stakeholders.

Addressing Potential Firefighting Hazards Around Photovoltaic Systems
Underwriters Laboratories Launches World Anti-Counterfeiting Initiative
New Comparison of Natural and Synthetic Home Furnishings
Underwriters Laboratories Develops Battery Safety Science Webinar Series
Underwriters Laboratories Collaborates with Northwestern University to Explore the Impacts of Machine Learning
Study of Firefighter Line of Duty Injuries and Near Misses
Safe Disposal and Recycling of Batteries in Healthcare Settings


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