SOURCE: UL Workplace Health & Safety

UL Workplace Health & Safety

October 21, 2014 16:16 ET

UL Workplace Health & Safety Donates Online Training Courses to Healthcare Organizations

Courses Will Be Offered Free of Charge to Facilities Throughout the United States to Help Keep Healthcare Workers Safe From Infection

FRANKLIN, TN--(Marketwired - Oct 21, 2014) - UL Workplace Health & Safety, the industry's leading provider of workplace health and safety solutions, is donating a series of its online training courses to healthcare organizations in the United States. The courses -- which cover infection controls through handwashing, bloodborne pathogens, personal protective equipment (PPE) in healthcare, and universal precautions -- will be offered free of charge to any organization that requests them. As influenza season begins and concern about infectious diseases continues to grow, the company hopes to amplify existing health and safety training already underway at healthcare facilities around the country.

"Healthcare workers are on the front lines of infection, working tirelessly to keep us and our families safe," said Bill Grana, president of UL Workplace Health & Safety. "They are crucial to ensuring that the public stays out of harm's way, and as such, their health and safety should be one of our top priorities. We are pleased to offer several of our courses to help keep healthcare workers safe, healthy, and on the job."

"While the healthcare community has seen improvements in the number of acquired infections, no process will ever be perfect," said Todd Hohn, ULI global director. "Sharing our content is just one way to accelerate and expand lessons learned. We hope that everyone in the healthcare network can benefit from increased knowledge on hazards to avoid and precautions they should take."

For more information or to acquire the courses, please visit www.ULWorkplace.com or call 888.202.3016.

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 peace of mind, and drive measurable business results through improved efficiency. Hospitals, health systems, and more than 2,000 organizations in over 20 major industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, pharmaceutical and life sciences, 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.

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