NORTHBROOK, Ill., August 16, 2010 – Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a world leader in product safety testing and certification, has announced actress Nicole Anderson as the international spokesperson of the UL Safety Smart Program.                                


The UL Safety Smart Program is a comprehensive, global youth safety education program focused on safety, environmental stewardship and personal health and well-being. 


“Our goal is to educate, engage and empower children and young people to manage their surroundings by conscious actions not chance,” said Barbara Guthrie, vice president of UL’s consumer affairs.  “And UL is thrilled to welcome Nicole Anderson as our newest UL Safety Smart Ambassador.”


UL employees from around the world volunteer as UL Safety Ambassadors sharing Safety Smart messages to kids in classrooms, camps, youth groups and community events.  


With Nicole serving as a UL Safety Ambassador, UL has an expanded opportunity to reach even more children and young people as a Safety Smart role model sharing messages and tips through communication tools such as, on-air, on-line and popular social media networks.


“We’re excited that Nicole will be sharing our Safety Smart messages, educating kids and most importantly, inspiring others to be ‘safety smart,'” said Guthrie.