UL Offering Free Online Access To Safety Standards

Also takes steps to protect its intellectual property rights.

Underwriters Laboratories said Tuesday its certification customers in North America will have free online access to all UL safety Standards beginning immediately.

The entire library of UL’s Standards and Outlines of Investigations will be available through a dedicated Web site at www.ulstandards.com.

“UL recognizes the time constraints manufacturers face when bringing products to market,” said Robert Williams, UL vice president of standards. “Providing certification customers with access to all of UL’s safety Standards in one place will increase speed to market and provide manufacturers with a more efficient customer experience.”

At the new Web site, UL product certification customers can view UL Standards materials online in HTML format, download and print UL Standards materials in Adobe PDF format, add other UL Standards users within their companies and set up a customized library of Standards specific to their business, among other things.

UL also said it is taking additional steps to protect its intellectual property, and has published a new Standards copyright and distribution policy. A key point in this policy is that no UL Standard or Standards-related material, including revisions, bulletins and meeting reports, may be duplicated or distributed without the consent of UL’s vice president of standards.

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