Who is UL and Why is it Important?
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 →