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UL is advancing Workplace Health & Safety to help companies safeguard and enhance the well-being of their employees. We are pioneering the use of leading indicators, enabling a shift in focus to a more proactive prevention of illness and injury. We integrated health and safety management software to provide companies with greater transparency so they can more effectively detect and mitigate emerging risks. We employ a unique approach to help organizations build a health and safety culture in which employees go beyond compliance to actively engage in their own safety and that of their colleagues. We are innovating safety analytics to better understand and address the underlying causes of and contributing factors to workplace incidents. And we are developing new learning tools to change how managers and workers think and behave, in order to create healthier, safer workplaces.

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The following scientists, researchers and engineers are actively working on New Science at UL:

Langdon Dement, MS, AEP, GSP
Environment, Health and Safety Advisor

Langdon Dement holds a master’s degree in occupational safety and health with a specialization in industrial hygiene from Murray State University, and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Harding University. As an Environment, Health and Safety Advisor, Dement focuses on industrial hygiene, ergonomics, patient handling and job hazard analysis.


Eric Glass
Senior Environment, Health and Safety Advisor

Eric Glass has 18 years of risk management, loss control and safety experience. He is an OSHA outreach trainer and advises companies on the design of advanced risk management and safety programs. Glass provides insights to advance workplace safety training and software development. He also contributes to UL’s Fire and Electrical Safety Audits offering for international, ready-made garment factories. In addition, he assisted with the development of Florida’s first continuing education safety curriculum for service contractors in the HVAC, electrical and plumbing industries.


Teri Hale
Senior Learning Manager, Professional Learning Services

Teri Hale is the Senior Learning Manager of Professional Learning Services for UL Workplace Health and Safety. She collaborates with clients, sales, external and internal stakeholders, and subject matter experts in the strategic analysis, design and delivery of interactive learning solutions. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and has a master’s degree in Technology Education with extensive experience in training and supervision, e-learning solutions, adult learning and instructional design.


Scott Harris, Ph.D.
Director of Environment, Health and Safety Advisory Services

Dr. Scott Harris develops learning content and provides consultative services as part of thought leadership and safety culture development. He is an advisory member of the ASSE Healthcare Practice Specialty and the AIHA Healthcare Working group, a member of the ASSE Oil and Gas Practice Specialty and a Course Director and Advisory Board member for the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center at UNC – Chapel Hill.  A former U.S. EPA Federal On-Scene Coordinator, Scott led and participated in nationally significant response efforts including Space Shuttle Columbia, New Orleans water search and rescue during Hurricane Katrina and BP Deepwater Horizon. He received his Ph.D. in environmental science, with a specialization in disaster and emergency management, from Oklahoma State University, and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public health and geology from Western Kentucky University.

“We see organizations further integrating health and safety programs and being more data-driven as they look to understand fundamental problems.”

— Scott Harris, Ph.D.

Todd Hohn, CSP
Global Director of Workplace Health & Safety

Prior to his current role as global director of UL Workplace Health & Safety, Todd Hohn led the Strategic Resource Group within UL’s Workplace Health & Safety practice. In that role, he was integral to providing online safety training and risk management software solutions for organizations in the United States and internationally. He was also responsible for leadership of UL’s business development initiatives, for which he provided strategic input into sales and product strategy, supported the client base and further established UL as a thought leader and innovator in the industry. Before his time at UL, Hohn worked with both Predictive Solutions and CNA Insurance. He received his bachelor’s degree in safety from Illinois State University and completed the Advanced Executive Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business as well as the Executive Development Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.   

“UL is playing a key role in uniting health and safety as well as in defining a new learning model. We will also be involved in creating new leading indicators and in expanding health and safety into the supply chain.”

— Todd Hohn, CSP

Jonathan Jacobi, CSP
Senior Environment, Health and Safety Advisor

Jonathan Jacobi, a certified safety professional (CSP) and OSHA-authorized outreach trainer, has played a leadership role in the creation and evolution of the UL Workplace Health & Safety online training library. He also helped establish and currently leads UL’s OSHA Outreach Training program. Jacobi shares his insights, gained from 20 years of leadership experience managing safety systems, with the health and safety community through various forms of consultation and thought leadership, including national seminars, presentations, articles and white papers. He earned his graduate and postgraduate degrees in occupational health and safety from Murray State University.


Brett Williams
Product Management and Strategy Director

Brett Williams is responsible for oversight of market analysis, product development, positioning strategy, life cycle management and demand generation activities. He helps drive high growth in all segments of the Workplace Health & Safety practice, including information management applications for occupational healthcare, safety and eLearning management. His experience includes bringing new products from concept to production, evaluating acquisition targets to meet product development and growth goals, and managing analyst relations to increase market awareness and drive referrals. Brett earned his MBA with a marketing emphasis at Vanderbilt University.

“Analytics are a growing part of occupational health and safety—from using leading indicators to predict areas of likely future injury to evaluating the success of wellness programs.”

— Brett Williams

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“Injury and Illness Prevention Programs,” Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Jan. 2012. Web: 9 Feb. 2014.


“The Business Value of a Healthy Workforce: United States. 2013/2014 Staying@WorkTM Survey Report, Towers Watson. Web: 12 Nov. 2014.


“E-Learning Market Trends & Forecast: 2014 - 2016 Report,” Docebo, Mar. 2014. Web: 28 Sept. 2014.