Who is UL? UL stands for Underwriter’s Laboratories Inc., an independent organization providing professional public safety testing. UL is the most authoritative testing institute in the United States and one of the world’s largest public safety testing labs. UL was established in 1894 by William Henry Merrill, an electrical engineer who devoted his efforts to developing standards, launching tests, designing equipment, and uncovering hazards. Aside from his work at UL, Merrill served as the National Fire Protection Association‘s secretary-treasurer for six consecutive years and as president for two years and was an active member of the Chicago Board and Union Committee. In 1916, Merrill became UL’sRead More →

During a recent conversation with one of our customers, MIJA was pleased to hear feedback from one of their customers. en-Gauge stated, “It was a sobering moment as I listened to our client, a Fortune 100 Corporation that had installed en-Gauge technology a little over a year ago.” “We haven’t been able to get into our building for the last 3 months due to the virus and there is so much that we are falling behind on.  But the en-Gauge technology connected to our building automation system is keeping our facility code compliant when inspections by our personnel is next to impossible.”  Listed, proven andRead More →

School Bus

As our children go back to school and jump on that big yellow bus, excitement and anxiety runs through me as a parent. How safe are they aboard that big bus? School bus fires – too rare or too frequent? School buses are the most regulated vehicles on the road, as they are designed to be safer than passenger vehicles in preventing crashes and injuries, but what about fires? The discussion of school bus fires is often dismissed with the quick assumption that they are too rare to worry about. But a report published on November 2016 by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal reportedRead More →

Fire Safety

Summers are well-known for heatwaves and long periods without rain, along with fire pits and outdoor cooking. So, we would like to share some summer fire safety tips. Check the gauges Every home and business, regardless of industry, should have a fully charged fire extinguisher handy. Make sure you inspect your fire extinguisher every 6-12 months so that it’s ready when you need it most. Verify the locking pin is intact and the tamper seal is unbroken. Examine the extinguisher for obvious physical damage, corrosion, or leakage. Confirm the pressure gauge or indicator is in the operable green range and lift the extinguisher to ensure it is still full. Areas of your home There are some specific areas youRead More →