UL Standards encompass UL's extensive safety research and scientific expertise. With over a century of experience in the development of more than 1,500 Standards, UL is an accredited standards developer in the US and Canada. In extending UL Standards' global footprint beyond North America, UL has entered into Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with countries around the world in helping build a safer, more sustainable world.
UL STANDARDS: ACCREDITED IN THE US AND CANADA
In the US, UL is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an audited designator. In 2013, UL was accredited by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) as a nationally recognized Standards Development Organization (SDO) able to develop National Standards of Canada (NSCs).
UL's Standards Technical Panels (STPs) serve as the consensus body for both American National Standards (ANS) and National Standards of Canada (NSC). Essential information About UL's standards development programs, how to Access Standards, and how to participate in the UL programs used to Develop Standards is available on this site.
Visit UL Standards for Canada for information about UL's program for developing National Standards of Canada (NSCs) and National Adoptions of Canada (NACs) and about specific projects under New Project Activity, Public Review and Work Programs.
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