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UL Expands Occupational Health & Safety Presence, Training Capabilities With Acquisition of PureSafety

December 6, 2011

Addition of Comprehensive Workforce Health, Safety Solutions Will Enable Employers to Improve Business Performance, Address Compliance Requirements, Governance Issues

NORTHBROOK, Ill. / FRANKLIN, Tenn. - December 6, 2011 - UL, a world leader in advancing safety, announced today that it has acquired PureSafety, the leading provider of Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) software solutions.

Founded in 1999, PureSafety enables employers to manage health safety and risks more efficiently and effectively with industry-leading OH&S software and expertise.  Over 1,500 organizations rely on PureSafety to optimize overall business performance with a suite of state-of-the-art software applications that covers the entire lifecycle of workforce health and safety management. 

"The acquisition of PureSafety is an important and logical step in our strategy to help companies create healthier and safer work environments," said Keith Williams, President and CEO of UL.  "UL has a century long history of protecting consumers and PureSafety allows us to expand that legacy into the workplace."

More than 250 knowledgeable professionals join UL's fast growing training and advisory services practice, which provides relevant data, information and business intelligence to UL's worldwide customer base.  PureSafety's workplace safety training courseware, safety management, employee health and clinic management solutions become an integral addition to UL's service capabilities.

"This is an exciting partnership and opportunity that will enable us to continue our mission in combination with the most recognized safety company in the world," said Bill Grana, President and CEO of PureSafety. "Combining UL's vast resources, safety expertise and global operations with our OH&S market understanding, technology platform and world-class software solutions will enable us to serve customers more effectively than ever before." 

"PureSafety's sophisticated OH&S training, reporting and monitoring software will give our valued customers the tools they need to convert employee health and safety performance into meaningful business improvement," said Patrick Boyle, President of UL University.  "We plan to extend PureSafety's core capabilities into new industries and geographies aligned with UL's global business strategy."

Bill Grana, along with the rest of PureSafety's leadership team, will continue to manage PureSafety's operations. The business will remain headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee.

About PureSafety

PureSafety, the industry's leading provider of comprehensive workforce health and safety solutions, provides innovative software and services that protect the well-being of workers, ensure organizational compliance and peace of mind, and drive measurable business improvement. The company's growing team of 250 industry professionals serves more than 1,500 organizations in more than 20 major industries, including manufacturing, health care, construction, distribution, and energy, and encompasses 35 percent of the Fortune 100. Headquartered in the Nashville area, PureSafety has additional locations in Colorado Springs, Colo. and Skowhegan, Maine. To learn more, visit or call 888.202.3016.

About UL

UL is a premier global independent safety science company with more than 117 years of history.  Employing more than 9,000 professionals in over 100 countries, UL has five distinct business units -- Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, University, and Verification Services - to meet the expanding needs of our customers and to deliver on our public safety mission.  Additional information about UL may be found at