The Future of Safety Science

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Webinar Series: September 2021 - April 2022

What are the opportunities in the world of safety science and standards, now and in the future?

In The Future of Safety Science webinar series, we will explore new careers, connect with experts from an array of disciplines and prepare you for your path forward with the following webinars.

Register for the entire series by completing the registration form or individually register for specific webinars at the links below. You can learn more about the webinar series here.

Upon registering for the webinar series, you will receive a confirmation email corresponding to each remaining webinar in the series. These emails will enable you to easily add the webinars to your calendar. Closer to the webinar date, you will receive two reminders containing links to join.

How Is the World Engineered to Keep Us Safe?
Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 | 1 p.m. (Eastern (New York, New York))
Engineers and scientists at Underwriters Laboratories apply science to make the world a safer, more secure and more sustainable place. What exactly is safety, and what is safety science? How is the world engineered to keep us safe? Join the conversation.

Standards 101
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 | 6 p.m. (Eastern (New York, New York))
How is our world engineered to keep us safe? Safety standards are an important, interdisciplinary application of various scientific and social principles. They determine the safety, security and sustainability of the world around us … including objects we use every day. How are engineering, design, social and scientific principles applied in tandem to create safety standards? Join the conversation.

The Future of Electrochemical Safety and Energy Sustainability
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 | 6 p.m. (Eastern (New York, New York))
Batteries, and other electrochemical energy storage systems, power our lives and grant us freedom in our energy use. As with any engineering solution, they have trade-offs. For instance, lithium-ion batteries require intensive resource extraction, but they also facilitate renewable energy storage that is lightweight, occupies less volume and provides long run times and power for the required lifetime of the device. As sustainability becomes an increasingly pertinent consideration, how will we engineer our energy storage? What is the future of electrochemical energy? Join the conversation.

Anti-CounterfeitingTuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 | 1 p.m. (Eastern (New York, New York))
Counterfeit products encompass much more than designer knockoffs. Their implications for consumer safety, societies, economic prosperity and organized crime are deep and far-reaching. What are the real risks posed by counterfeit products? How can safety science and research be applied to solve these problems? Join the conversation.

Research and Fire Investigation
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 | 1 p.m. (Eastern (New York, New York))
Fire investigations are conducted using a systematic approach based on the scientific method. First, the investigator identifies and defines the problem. Next, they collect and analyze data to develop their hypotheses. Then they test their hypotheses and select the right one. Sounds simple, but it’s not. UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) conducts research to improve fire investigations by providing cutting-edge information on fire dynamics in structures and the impact of ventilation on fire patterns while generating data that can be used to test hypotheses. Why is research needed to support fire investigation now more than ever? How do experts reconstruct a fire? How does this research improve fire investigation? Does this research improve the safety of fire investigators? Join the conversation.

Campaigns Communicating Research
Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 | 1 p.m. (Eastern (New York, New York))
Research is essential for developing a scientific understanding of the world around us. Scientific information campaigns help us catalyze that understanding into action. Close Before You Doze is a successful campaign built upon firefighter safety research. How are safety science campaigns developed? What are they built on, and how do we measure their impact? Join the conversation.

Young Professionals in Safety Science
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022 | 6 p.m. (Eastern (New York, New York))
Safety science includes a wide range of applications and disciplines, including STEM fields and communication, education, project management and storytelling. What kinds of careers are available in this space? What would be the best fit for you? Hear from a panel of our young professionals and join the conversation.

What’s Next in Standards - Cybersecurity and Sustainability
Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022 | 6 p.m. (Eastern (New York, New York))
Safety standards help us to engineer our world to be safer, more secure and more sustainable. How do scientists and engineers develop standards that incorporate cyber resilience and measure sustainability? What’s next in this space? Join the conversation.

Autonomous Vehicles and Standards
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 | 1 p.m. (Eastern (New York, New York))
Autonomous vehicles are more than just an exciting concept: They’re an emerging technology currently being developed by many companies, quickly being transformed from design to reality. How do we develop standards for the emerging technology of autonomous vehicles? What constraints, challenges and opportunities are faced by standards engineers and technical panels when developing standards for autonomous vehicles and other emerging technologies? Join the conversation.

International Engineering and Geographic Diversity
Thursday, March 31, 2022 | 9 p.m. (Eastern (New York, New York))
Although the need for safety is universal, sometimes the definition of safety – and how safety is determined – differs among different countries. Different geographies have different codes and installation practices, different materials in use and different training and practices. When developing safety standards for international application, it’s crucial to consider the differing needs of various geographies as well as differences in climate and culture. How is an understanding of geographic diversity incorporated into developing international safety standards? How does the standards development process differ between national and international standards? Join the conversation.

Data Science for a Safer World
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 | 1 p.m. (Eastern (New York, New York))
From the perspective of a data scientist, the world can be processed as a set of infinite data points. How do we sort these points into a coherent scientific narrative? How can data science be used to improve safety, security and sustainability around the world? Join the conversation.

Opportunities and Careers in Safety Science
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | 1 p.m. (Eastern (New York, New York))
Safety science includes a wide range of applications and disciplines. What kinds of careers are available in this space? What would be the best fit for you? Hear from a panel of our leaders in applied safety science.

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