UL recently announced a new global structure designed to further enable growth and the advancement of its public safety message worldwide. UL has aligned the organization into five operating units: product safety, UL University, environmental services, life and health sciences, and verification services. The product safety division encompasses UL's traditional testing and certification business. Verification Services is a new business designed to further serve UL's customers by providing performance testing, inspection and auditing on a global basis.
knowledge to help better serve the di- time professional drivers, the new cap- verse laboratory automation community. tains will now travel the country speak- “LabAutopedia is a dynamic wiki that ing on behalf of the trucking industry Industry is all about contributorship,” says ALA to the community, news media and pub- Notes continued President Jim Sterling, Ph.D. “With a widely accessible base of information lic officials. The captains will address transporta- from page 15 that has been vetted and refined by lead- tion and safety issues, speaking at com- ing minds from the lab automation com- munity events and anywhere they can TRAFFIC SAFETY munity, we believe LabAutopedia can reach the motoring public to share safe 3M Launches Sign and will play a significant role in acceler- driving tips and offer advice on how to ating the growth of our field.” safely share the road with tractor-trail- Grant Program With more than 70 peer-contributed ers. The captains also advocate safety to To significantly reduce road sign replace- articles already submitted, the site offers those within the industry at terminals ment costs for local and state govern- definitions and terminology, standards, and truck stops. They speak with fellow ments to meet the latest federal white papers, organizational listings and drivers, driver training students and cor- retroreflectivity standards set by the other information that is continually porate safety officers. They also have the Federal Highway updated. opportunity to present trucking and Administration For more information, visit www.lab safety issues before public officials at all (FHWA), 3M Traffic automation.org or call (630) 208-6830. levels. For the complete list of captains, Safety Systems visit www.americasroadteam.com. launched the 3M Sign Grant Pro- DRIVER SAFETY COMPANY REORGANIZATION gram. Agencies Top Truck Drivers Named may apply for one- to America’s Road Team UL Structuring for time grants to American Trucking Associations (ATA) Growth & Advancing receive significant announced the Captains of the 2009-10 Public Safety cost savings to America’s Road Team. The premier UL recently announced a new global upgrade road signs. group of million-mile, accident-free pro- structure designed to further enable The FHWA stan- fessional truck drivers will spend the growth and the advancement of its pub- dards require state next 2 years representing the trucking lic safety message worldwide. UL has and local agencies industry and delivering its highway aligned the organization into five operat- to assess road signs safety message to the motoring public. ing units: product safety, UL University, and develop a Eighteen captains, with a collective 468 environmental services, life and health replacement plan for noncompliant signs years of experience and more than 30.7 sciences, and v
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