UL was founded by William Henty Merrill in 1894
What is UL (Saftey Organization)
UL, LLC is a global safety certification company headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois. It maintains offices in 46 countries. Established in 1894 as the Underwriters' Electrical Bureau (a bureau of the National Board of Fire Underwriters), it was known throughout the 20th century as Underwriters Laboratories and participated in the safety analysis of many of that century's new technologies.UL is one of several companies approved to perform safety testing by the U.S. federal agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA maintains a list of approved testing laboratories, which are known as Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories.
Since 1903, UL has been creating Standards for product safety. With over 1,000 Standards available for delivery in hardcopy, PDF, or electronic HTML formats, if you’re looking for a UL Standard you’ve come to the right place. You can view all of the UL Standards on their official website: www.ul.com