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Two key groups within Underwriters Laboratories have come together to support the UK Staywise initiative. Focusing on Fire Safety, The UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) advances fire knowledge and develops better fire safety strategies through rigorous research, advanced fire science and measurement, and training and education in conjunction with our international network of partners. To learn more, visit ULFirefighterSafety.org.
The Community Education team is dedicated to supporting the educational efforts of community leaders working in safety and safety science. Collaborating with our world class research teams at Underwriters Laboratories, we focus on addressing the most persistent and difficult global safety challenges. We implement, inspire and support educational solutions across a broad range of safety science focus areas.
Underwriters Laboratories’ Safety Smart
Childhood injuries are a global health problem. Every year, over half a million children die from unintentional injuries. The vast majority of these injuries are preventable through safer behaviors. Focusing on preparedness and prevention through education can help mitigate loss and suffering.
UL and Disney Parks, Experiences and Products partnered to create Safety Smart® – a collection of highly engaging resources centered on safety, health and environmental sustainability. Safety Smart educates, engages, and empowers children ages four – nine with a multitude of cause-and-effect scenario-style educational resources in 34 languages. The topics include: safety at home, fire safety, water safety, road and online safety, human health and wellbeing, the environment, and character development. By combining the technical expertise of hazard-based engineering at Underwriters Laboratories, with loveable characters from Disney, Safety Smart supports children’s learning through an edu-taining and engaging approach.
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To learn more and gain access to the online portal, please email TeamEducation@ul.org