News | July 15, 2014

UL Workplace Health & Safety Launches New Global Safety Solution In Six Languages

PureSafety 7.1 Offers Multi-National Corporations a Safety Management Platform and Global Training Library in English, Canadian French, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, and Mandarin Chinese

Franklin, TN (Marketwired) - UL Workplace Health & Safety, the industry's leading provider of workplace health and safety solutions, today announced the launch of a new global solution for companies seeking to improve their training, safety and compliance programs for workers throughout the world. This new solution includes PureSafety 7.1, the latest release of UL Workplace Health & Safety's safety management system, and a new global training library that offers top safety courses in six languages. 

"An injury anywhere in the world can compromise a company's culture, productivity, brand and bottom line," said Bill Grana, president of UL Workplace Health & Safety. "Companies that continue to expand outside of the U.S. need efficient and effective ways to implement common workplace safety training programs across their global operations, and track incidents anywhere in the world. UL Workplace Health & Safety's new global safety solution provides companies the ability to seamlessly create safety standards and deploy and manage consistent, centralized safety and compliance programs for thousands of workers in multiple nations."

More than 3.5 million production employees work for U.S. multi-national companies outside the U.S.in industries such as energy, manufacturing, construction, and transportation and warehousing. These companies employ an international workforce roughly equivalent to 80 percent of their domestic workforce. Companies seeking to mitigate risk across all operations are looking for a globalized and consistent training program across the full span of their operations.

The PureSafety system brings together UL's safety expertise and guidance with industry-leading software to give companies operating in an increasingly global economy the capacity to establish solid practices in workplace safety and effectively and efficiently give all workers, regardless of geographic location, access to fundamental safety practices. With this 7.1 release, PureSafety is available in English, Canadian French, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, and Mandarin Chinese.

Additionally, PureSafety's Incident Management System (IMS) has been redesigned to meet the growing flexibility and interactivity needs of its global clients. It enhances safety managers' abilities to improve communication and accountability among global employees, and track safety issues across languages and countries. The system can help companies identify and respond to risk more quickly, decrease the frequency and severity of incidents, and reduce related costs.

The new global training library, which is also available in English, Canadian French, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, and Mandarin Chinese, includes UL's top 50 courses. The global library provides U.S. companies with consistent training on good safety practices across all operations. 

For more information about UL Workplace Health & Safety's global safety solution, visit ulworkplace.com.

About UL Workplace Health & Safety
UL Workplace Health & Safety empowers organizations to protect the well-being of workers, ensure organizational compliance and peace of mind and drive measurable business improvement. More than 2,000 organizations in over 20 major industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, pharmaceutical and life sciences, construction and energy, trust UL's workplace health and safety tools to meet their expanding needs. To learn more, visit www.ULWorkplace.com or call 888.202.3016.

About UL
UL is a premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for 120 years. Its more than 10,000 professionals are guided by the UL mission to promote safe working and living environments for all people. UL uses research and standards to continually advance and meet ever-evolving safety needs. We partner with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations and international regulatory authorities to bring solutions to a more complex global supply chain. For more information about our certification, testing, inspection, advisory and education services, visit http://www.ul.com.

SOURCE: UL Workplace Health & Safety

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