At UL Research Institutes, we're a global leader in safety science, and our teams are made up of scientists, researchers, chemists, safety experts and beyond. Together, we work toward safety for the greater good.
In this podcast, we’ll talk with experts from within our research institutes and offices, and some of the best and brightest minds in the safety science community to take you behind the scenes and into the science informing the most common standards, regulations and safety advice on products you use every single day.
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Kristen Delphos: Hi, everyone. I'm Kristen Delphos, vice president of communications and public relations at UL Research Institutes. I'm excited to welcome you to our new podcast: Here's Why. What does the term safety science mean to you?
At UL Research Institutes, we're a global leader in safety science. We've been driven by a mission to create a safer and more sustainable world. We're working to address current and future safety science issues that pose a risk to people and our planet. Our teams at UL Research Institutes are made up of scientists, researchers, chemists, safety experts and beyond. And together, we work towards safety for the greater good.
So why this podcast?
Kelly Keena, Ph.D., senior director, Office of Research Experiences and Education (OREE): It's a great question, and it's actually something we've seen play out."
Gavin Towler, corporate chief scientist at Honeywell: It's a fantastic time to be an engineer.
Kristen Delphos: Here's why we'll take you behind the scenes and into the science informing the most common standards, regulations and safety advice on products you use every single day.
Yeah, Megan, your eyes lit up.
Megan O’Keeffe, OREE senior content specialist: For sure. I think safety science is truly the answer to this podcast.
Kristen Delphos: We're going to decode and help you understand warning labels and precautions, why they matter, and how they make the world safer, sometimes in ways that you'd never guess.
Pushkal Kannan, Ph.D. student, Case Western Reserve University: The common consumer might not have all this knowledge, where if you wait too late, the damage would be more catastrophic.
Ya-Ting Liao, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Case Western Reserve University: It's not just about personal safety. It's really about also protecting others around you.
We'll be talking with experts from within our Institutes and inviting some of the best and brightest minds in the safety science community to explore topics like why airlines ask you about lithium-ion batteries, why e-bikes are suddenly dominating the news? How wildfires affect our cities, the power of safety science education in schools, and how climate change is putting new demands on safety science research. And that's just the beginning.
Stuart Miller, vice president and executive director, Materials Discovery Research Institute: I think you mentioned a tipping point. I think we've had that, we have awareness now.
Kristen Delphos: You can tune in to our Here's Why podcast series on Spotify, Apple podcasts and Google podcasts, and visit UL.org to find additional information on what we do and our latest research.
Tell me why I'm wrong.
Ann Nielsen, director, Office of Global Engagement, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University: There's no curriculum for this.
Kristen Delphos: We can't wait to launch our first season exploring some of the most pressing topics facing our research teams. From all of us at UL Research Institutes, thanks for listening.
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