Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
What is Underwriters Laboratories (UL)?
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that develops safety standards and conducts safety testing and certification for a wide range of products and systems. It was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois.
UL is known for developing and maintaining a wide range of safety standards that are used to ensure the safety of products and systems in various industries, including construction, electrical, and medical devices. These standards are based on extensive research and testing and are designed to protect the public from hazards associated with the use of these products and systems.
UL conducts safety testing and certification on a wide range of products and systems, including electrical and electronic products, building materials and systems, and medical devices. It tests products to ensure that they meet the relevant safety standards and issues certificates to those that pass.
UL is widely recognized as a leading authority on product safety and is often consulted by governments, industry, and other organizations on issues related to product safety. Its standards and certification programs are widely accepted and are used around the world to ensure the safety of products and systems.