PureSafety, a Franklin-based independent safety science company, has changed its name to UL (Underwriters Laboratories), its parent company.
PureSafey became a subsidiary of UL in 2011.
The combined operation will operate as UL Workplace Health and Safety.
“UL’s safety expertise, global operations and resources are enabling us to serve customers more effectively than ever before,” Bill Grana (pictured) said in a company statement.
“I am very excited to continue my leadership of the business under the UL brand and as an integral part of one of the most recognized safety companies in the world,” added Grana, who was formerly president and CEO of PureSafety and now works as senior vice president of UL.
UL purchased PureSafety in December 2011 (read more here). Founded in 1894, the company has focused on safety solutions in sustainability, renewable energy and nanotechnology.
PureSafety, a leading provider of training, safety, occupational health and medical management software and information solutions, today announced the release of the industry’s first Learning and Safety Management System (LSMS). The Enterprise LSMS incorporates the best features of PureSafety’s legacy LMS, but is designed to integrate critical and closely related areas including training, safety and compliance. Designed using the latest web-based technology, a highly intuitive user interface and an innovative platform will allow PureSafety to quickly and cost-effectively add more tools and features to meet client needs. “Our constant communication with customers made it clear that today’s workplace safety and training management operational challenges demanded more than a standard LMS provides,” said PureSafety EVP and General Manager, Workforce Safety and Training Solutions, Mike Kroll. “So we didn’t just update our LMS — we created a new type of product designed to meet those challenges and needs.”
Over the past few years, PureSafety has provided its online Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-Hour training to many of the Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity Supervisors on Site (SOS) at no cost. In November 2006, PureSafety provided online training for all volunteers for Whirlpool Building Blocks, a week-long blitz build of 10 homes on one block. PureSafety’s support of the Whirlpool Building Blocks program has continued since the inaugural build in Nashville.