UL’s workplace health and safety professionals understand your day-to-day challenges and the results you need to achieve. We’re committed to maintaining and sharing a high level of expertise in all aspects of the health and safety fields. To that end, we stay continually engaged in our industry, as well as the diverse industries we serve, through participation in and speaking engagements at trade shows and events.
Learning Through Operational Experience
We all learn from life experience. Even at work, our experiences inform how we approach certain projects or tasks—for better or worse. Organizations that understand this human tendency are able to leverage that learning constructively to benefit others. Those that don’t suffer the consequences and commonly have pockets of best and worst practices that deviate dangerously (and unpredictably) from established norms.
University Hospitals: Customer Spotlight
Donna Ramadan was named Director, Employer Solutions at University Hospitals in August 2015. She was brought to University Hospitals in February 2014 to implement the strategic initiative of creating an integrated care delivery model for Women’s Health services across the enterprise.
3 Key Trends in Sustainability Reporting
As sustainability reporting becomes more integral to company success, companies are looking for solutions to accurately gather sustainability data and easily report that information on a regular basis.
Hidden Costs of Your Employees’ Poor Health and What You Can Do About It
Focusing on the health and safety of a workforce is good business. It provides opportunities to improve the wellbeing of your employees while at the same time increasing the safety performance, productivity and ultimately the profitability of your organization.
Innovating Employee Health Management with OHM®
You know that OHM, UL’s occupational health management software solution, provides tools to help manage your employee population health needs. Did you also know that OHM can be customized for your organization’s unique circumstances?
Avoiding 10 Common Pitfalls in Work-Related Injury Management
Work-Related injury management presents challenges for employers and other stakeholders. Identifying the 10 common pitfalls in work-related injury management is crucial to health and safety professionals in companies of all sizes and in any type of industry. This webinar covered the following:
New OSHA Construction Confined Space Standard: What it is and how it impacts you
OSHA released the long-anticipated Confined Space Standard for Construction, which will take effect August 3rd, 2015. However, OSHA released an update on July 8th, 2015 stating that they will postpone full enforcement of the new standard for 60 days from the effective date of August 3rd,2015 to October 2nd, 2015.
Is Your eLearning Keeping Up with Your Workplace?
You know that if your workplace health and safety culture is standing still, it’s falling behind. New risks emerge every day. New team-members arrive, safety regulations change, and new tasks or process can result in less time and money. Doing the same routine can lull your team into a false sense of security. A true safety culture requires continuous – but not necessarily costly – maintenance and improvement.
Reinvigorate Your Incident Management Process
Have you heard the phrase, "be more careful next time" when talking about workplace incidents? Incident management goes deeper than employee action. We need to know what about the process leads good people into bad situations.
Is Your Company Prepared for Mobile Learning?
HTML5 is the new industry standard for online learning. With this new format, courses are accessible on any device. But is your company prepared to make the switch?
LEAN Medical Innovation: A Framework for Accelerating Solutions into Practice
Presented by Dr. Anthony Harris, MD, MBA, MPH, C-MRO, this webinar is an introduction to “Lean Medical Innovation,” a framework and philosophy based on innovation research, the principles of LEAN and SCRUM, and Dr. Harris’ experience in over a decade of invention discovery. The intent is to give insight towards discovering practical and useful day-to-day opportunities to accelerate the pace at which patient-centered solutions are implemented and/or brought to market.
Post-Offer, Pre-Employment Evaluations. Does Your Employee Fit the Job?
After an initial job offer, an employer often sends the candidate for a post-offer medical evaluation. These evaluations can be helpful for an overall picture of health but rarely address the candidate’s ability to safely perform the physical demands of the job. When the candidate’s physical abilities are not well matched to the physical demands of the job, injuries are more likely to occur.
How the Safety Department Can Engage Leaders to Drive Safety Performance throughout the Organization
This webinar is presented by Len Jannaman, who recently joined UL EHSS as a VP of EHS Sustainability Services after completing 33 years with DuPont in manufacturing and business management, including 10 years as a leader of their external safety consulting business.
Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Health and Safety (part 1)
More than 313 million global work-related accidents occur each year – with a high percentage of those accidents resulting in significant time away from work. Each accident bears a personal and financial cost for the worker and the employer. Yet, many companies still take a corrective outlook on employee health and safety, dealing with accidents as they happen, rather than focusing on preventive measures and safety benefits.
From Incidents to Audits – Improve Performance & Reduce Risk with EH&S Management Systems
Effective EHS performance management is fundamental to meeting your legal obligations and mitigating risk across your organization. Software solutions can help minimize the cost and complexity of managing these issues. In this webinar, we want to reduce this confusion by showing you a live demonstration of our software, instead of endless PowerPoint slides.
Occupational Medicine Providers, How to Maximize the Impact of Your Investment
This webinar discusses the dynamics that have led to change in the occupational medicine industry and provides helpful perspectives as to what you should evaluate when selecting new service partners to help you with all your employee health initiatives.
Creating a Culture of Health and Safety: Managing Supporting Metrics (Part 2)
Creating a Culture of Health and Safety: Why Incident Management Matters (Part 3)
Why Traceability Matters: Reducing Social and Environmental Risks in Your Supply Chain
In 2014, the Thai shrimp industry faced allegations of human trafficking and forced labor on off-shore fishing vessels in international waters, as well as environmental allegations of overfishing and harm to marine ecosystems. Both wild and farmed shrimp were subject to the social and environmental allegations.
Three Steps to Improve Your Reporting Process
As investor interest in sustainability performance grows and companies come under more regulatory pressure to disclose their impacts, businesses are increasingly directing significant resources to external reporting. Disclosing progress in line with rigorous reporting frameworks such as GRI, CDP, SASB or DJSI as well as responding to respected analyst surveys is integral to improving transparency and lowering reputational risk.
Incident Management in the Digital Age
Complying with ever-evolving regulations presents an ongoing compliance challenge for EHS professionals. Many companies are now leveraging advanced software tools to manage EHS activities across their entire organization including ensuring compliance, responding to incidents, and managing actions. Verdantix, an independent analyst firm, has recently released the Smart Innovators Report focused on incident management software. This analysis details the latest innovations provided by leading software providers that to help firms protect employees and make the most of their incident management programs.
The DJSI Assessment Methodology and Reputational Risks for Brazilian Companies
UL EHS Sustainability and RobecoSAM will be hosting a series of webinars that will cover topics concerning the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes and up to date sustainability issues for the Brazilian market. For this first webinar, we will present a discussion on the RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) methodology used for constructing the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the reputational risks impact on sustainability performance.
Emerging Technologies in Learning
Over the last few years, a number of new technologies have emerged promising to transform the way we learn. VR, AR, gamification, social learning all claim to energize learners and deliver results far superior to older, more traditional training methods.
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