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 →

As a Massachusetts based, family owned manufacturer of life safety devices, we are pleased to be celebrating National Manufacturing Day this Friday, October 2nd 2020.  MIJA’s production teams are made up of hardworking and skilled individuals in U.S. and Mexico, and we are proud to say we stand behind every gauge and device that leaves our doors. National Manufacturing Day was created in 2012 to celebrate the over 12 million skilled and talented workers in the manufacturing sector. As stated by Jeffrey Krause, CEO of SME. “A serious misconception is that manufacturing is dirty, dark or dangerous; and isn’t seen as an optimal career choice.Read More →

If your child is one of the 26 million students that ride the school bus every day, you’ll be glad to know that traveling by school bus is the safest method of motorized transportation on the American road. According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Association), children are actually seven times safer riding on a school bus than they are in your family car. And while school buses are safe to ride in, accidents and fires do occur. School Bus Fires According to a 2016 study by John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, an average of 379 school bus fires happen annually, that’s 1-2 firesRead More →

In recognition of Respiratory Care Week, MIJA would like to give a shout out to all of the Respiratory Therapists and thank you for all you do. For the majority of the population, breathing is not something we think about, it is just something we do. People with respiratory issues such as lung cancer, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and pneumonia do not have the same luxury. Breathing can be difficult and quite uncomfortable. With the help of Respiratory Therapists, respiratory and cardiopulmonary diseases and illnesses can be managed. Today’s respiratory therapists have demanding responsibilities related to patient care and serve as vital members of the healthcareRead More →

According to CNN Money, bus transportation is regarded as one of the safest modes of public transportation. Millions of passenger’s ride safely every day via charters, tours, scheduled service, and shuttles. Safety of Passengers The manufacturers and operators of buses have gone to great lengths to ensure the safety of their passengers. During the past several years we have witnessed the increase in the transit industries embracement and investment in fire suppression systems for board buses. Costs Associated with a Bus Fire An average of 2500 bus fires are reported annually, with an estimated $24.2 million lost in direct property damage each year according toRead More →

National Skilled Nursing care week (NSNCW) was established by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) in 1967. This national week of observance was formerly known as National Nursing Home week. This celebration gives us the opportunity to recognize the key roles of skilled nursing care centers and their hard work in caring for seniors and people with disabilities throughout America. The AHCA announced the 2018 NSNCW theme is “Celebrating Life’s Stories”. This was served to commemorate life’s most important events, relationship, and experiences that formed perspectives of residents, family, staff, and volunteers in long or short-term care. Read more on the official press release. TheRead More →