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UL PureSafety unveils first technology to combine safety management and real-world learning

New learning and safety management system uses real-world experiences to enhance workplace safety culture, reduce incidents and improve productivity across industries

June 29, 2012
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UL PureSafety (www.puresafety.com), the industry’s leading provider of workplace health and safety software solutions, has unveiled the latest release of its PureSafety Learning and Safety Management System (LSMS). The new platform helps companies improve their safety cultures, reduce incidents and improve productivity by creating learning moments from the organizations’ real-world operations.

 A first-of-its-kind tool, UL’s PureSafety LSMS allows users to learn from their companies’ incidents, observations and near-misses and then create targeted initiatives to control risks and prevent reoccurrences. By memorializing events, users can quickly communicate safety issues to employees and retain company history for future use in training curriculum.

 “Statistics show a direct correlation between employee education and a safe, healthy workforce,” said Bill Grana, head of UL PureSafety and vice president of the UL Knowledge Services business unit. “Throughout our history, we’ve worked toward blending real-world experiences with powerful safety capabilities to create richer learning opportunities. Our new LSMS release, which is already known as the most comprehensive learning and safety platform available, will change the way the market thinks about learning and safety management. Training is a deep part of our history and heritage.  More tightly integrating safety management and training is a logical step for our company and an important innovation for the entire industry.”;

 The latest version of UL PureSafety’s LSMS auto-populates information from real-world incidents, observations and near misses into “in-the-moment” newsflashes and can be incorporated directly into training sessions. Furthermore, capturing and documenting these scenarios builds a robust library of training documents that help to preserve institutional knowledge.

 “The new PureSafety LSMS unites PureSafety’s legacy as a leader in e-learning and safety with our future as part of UL and allows us to share our vision of workplace health and safety,” added Grana. “This new release is another significant stride toward combining learning and safety in a way that allows users to realize greater value than with traditional LMS or incident management systems.”

 The system’s new features compile metrics that are a barometer of a company’s health and safety initiatives, such as improved analytics, extensive configurability to capture industry or company-specific data, and detailed reports that support blended learning models. Other new features include “moment-of-need” learning tools that allow mobile devices to scan QR codes for on-the-spot safety refreshers. Completed training, reported incidents and other indicators empower users to spot high-risk areas before they become an issue and identify weak areas in reporting, which can then be corrected for even better data and safety in the future.

 To learn more about UL PureSafety’s comprehensive approach to workplace health and safety, visit www.puresafety.com.

 About UL PureSafety

UL’s workplace health and safety solutions, part of the UL Knowledge Services business unit, provide innovative software and services that empower organizations to protect the well-being of workers, ensure organizational compliance and peace of mind and drive measurable business improvement. More than 1,500 organizations in over 20 major industries, including manufacturing, health care, pharmaceutical and life sciences, construction and energy, trust UL to meet their expanding needs. To learn more, visit www.PureSafety.com or call 888.202.3016.

About UL
UL is a premier global safety science company with more than 100 years of proven history. Employing nearly 9,000 professionals in 46 countries, UL is evolving the future of safety with five distinct business units – Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, Verification and Knowledge Services – to meet the expanding needs of customers and the global public. For more information on UL’s family of companies and network of 95 laboratory, testing and certification facilities, go to UL.com.

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