SOURCE: UL Workplace Health & Safety

UL Workplace Health & Safety

June 08, 2015 09:30 ET

UL Workplace Health & Safety Launches New Product Bundle for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses

PureSafety for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Offers a Safety Training Solution Specifically Designed to Meet the Needs of Companies With Fewer Than 2,500 Employees

FRANKLIN, TN--(Marketwired - Jun 8, 2015) - UL Workplace Health & Safety, the industry's leading provider of workplace health and safety solutions, today announced a new PureSafety product bundle designed for small- and medium-sized companies seeking to improve their training, safety, and compliance programs. PureSafety for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses will be unveiled at Safety 2015, the American Society of Safety Engineers' (ASSE) Professional Development Conference & Exposition, which is being held June 7-10, 2015, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

"Small- and medium-sized businesses have unique safety, compliance, and training needs," said UL Workplace Health & Safety General Manager Mark Ward. "Products and support designed for larger organizations don't always meet these needs and can be cost-prohibitive for smaller companies. We created a unique PureSafety offering for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses as an affordable, turnkey solution with specialized, ready-made eLearning courses, templates, products, and support. This will help small- and medium-sized companies mitigate safety risks so they can focus their resources on growth instead of any potential accident's impact on the bottom line."

Small- and medium-sized businesses represent a significant and growing portion of companies worldwide. Today, more than 120 million individuals in the United States -- half of the working population -- work in a small business. Data show that safety and compliance incidents and injuries can reduce employee productivity, drive up costs, and compromise a company's growth. For example, a company's Experience Modification Rate (EMR), a number used by insurance carriers to determine past and future risks, can dramatically increase its insurance and workers' compensation costs. An EMR of 1.25 equates to insurance premiums as high as 25 percent more than an EMR of 1.0. This number is influenced more by small, frequent losses than by large, infrequent ones, so companies want to reduce the number of incidents overall.

PureSafety for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses can help companies build a new safety program or enhance their existing programs and improve productivity by creating learning moments from their real-world operations. PureSafety assists in centralizing safety, training and compliance efforts, which can:

  • Reduce the number and severity of incidents through a more educated, aware workforce,
  • Standardize and increase safety program efficiency, and
  • Improve morale, employee retention and job satisfaction.

The PureSafety platform provides companies unique tools to assign and track training progress and includes 24/7 access to online training. Businesses that purchase the bundle can select 25 courses from UL Workplace Health & Safety's library that meet their specific needs. They also receive an Employee Safety 101 booklet that combines UL Workplace Health & Safety's expertise with a range of templates and toolkits to get safety programs up and running as quickly as possible.

Medium-sized businesses will have access to the PureSafety Incident Management System (IMS), which can allow these businesses to take their safety programs to the next level. PureSafety IMS enhances safety managers' abilities to improve communication and accountability among employees, and track safety issues. The system also can help companies identify and respond to risks more quickly, decrease the frequency and severity of incidents, and reduce related costs.

To assist in creating and maintaining an effective safety and training program, UL Workplace Health & Safety's team of EHS Advisory experts is available as a resource to help small- and medium-sized businesses identify and proactively address risks, reduce costs, and keep their workers safe, healthy and on the job.

"We are delighted to unveil this new product bundle specially designed to help small- and medium-sized businesses create and maintain effective safety, compliance, and training programs and protect their workers," added Ward. "We see great opportunities to leverage our technology and expertise to meet the unique needs of this important, growing audience, and we look forward to continuing to build our offerings for this important sector."

For more information about UL Workplace Health & Safety's solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses, visit it at booth #1311 at Safety 2015 or go to www.ulworkplace.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 improvement. 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.

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.

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