UL Workplace Health & Safety, the industry’s leading provider of workplace health and safety solutions, has released a complimentary training course on personal protective equipment (PPE).

The course, part of UL Workplace Health & Safety’s comprehensive and award-winning online eLearning library, provides information on the different types of PPE, a worker’s responsibility for PPE usage, how to select the appropriate PPE for different hazards, and the principles of proper PPE use, care, and maintenance. This internationally-relevant course depicts global safety best practices and can be played on a variety of platforms including PCs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. It is designed in HTML5, the latest version of the coding language, and being released in conjunction with the Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD) TechKnowledge conference on January 13-15, 2016.

“Personal protective equipment is a crucial component in workplace health and safety,” said Mark Ward, General Manager of UL Workplace Health & Safety. “Respirators, hard hats, eye protection, and ear plugs are some very common PPE that are not always used consistently or correctly. Workers don’t always know how to use PPE or why they should. This free training course provides valuable knowledge that can help reduce injuries and save lives.”

UL was founded in 1894 with the specific mission to improve safety and reduce injuries. Over the last 120 years, it has grown into one of the most trusted safety science companies in the world. The course will be offered through UL Workplace Health & Safety’s website at http://learn.ulworkplace.com/ppe-overview-course-preview.

UL Workplace Health & Safety is trusted by more than 2,000 organizations in more than 20 major industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, construction, and energy. Its customized eLearning programs provide an engaging learning experience for employees, which is reflected in both the course content itself and how it is presented. Instructional designers who specialize in adult learning develop the courses to be highly interactive and visually appealing to encourage learner involvement and knowledge retention. UL Workplace Health & Safety also helps multi-national corporations manage and implement best safety practices across all their locations by offering language translation and country customization. UL Workplace Health & Safety’s winning combination of safety and instructional design expertise has been proven to enhance employees’ knowledge and positively influence behaviors.

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.

About UL Workplace Health & Safety

UL Workplace Health & Safety empowers organizations to protect the well-being of workers, ensure organizational compliance and drive measurable business improvement. More than 2,000 organizations in over 20 major industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, 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.