(NORTHBROOK, IL) – UL, a world leader in advancing safety, has partnered with Health World to bring safety education to the 21st Century by developing an eLearning program. The program educates students by engaging them in safety lesson plans using digital resources available on Health World’s eLearning platform. The eLearning platform allows teachers to plug health and safety lesson plans right into their classrooms. The eLearning environment blends digital instruction with classroom activities and assignments.

In an effort to help keep children safe and healthy around the world, UL partnered with The Walt Disney Company to develop Safety Smart. Safety Smart is an award-winning multi-lingual global program that features a series of educational and entertaining safety animations and lesson plans. Safety Smart is designed to educate, engage and empower children to practice safe, healthy and environmentally responsible behavior. By encouraging safety awareness and providing opportunities for children to practice smart behaviors Safety Smart helps children and families learn to make more informed choices today and in the future.

Launching in the spring of 2014 ,teachers nationwide will have free access to the Safety Smart programs including Disney’s Wild About Safety® with Timon and Pumbaa: At Home!, About Fire!, In the Water! and Goes Green! and Safety Smart Science® with Bill Nye the Science Guy®: Electricity! and Fire! via Health World’s eLearning Delivery System. By logging into Health World’s eLearning Delivery System teachers can begin exploring the video programs and digitally facilitated lesson plans.

As part of UL’s public safety mission, these programs will be available from Health World to help ensure 21st century readiness for every student. Health World’s eLearning Delivery System provides the foundation teachers need for today’s students and Safety Smart delivers the curriculum and instruction. The key is to provide digitally facilitated lesson plans in a format that seamlessly integrate into classroom environments.

“Our goal is to educate, engage and empower children and young people to manage their surroundings by conscious action, not chance,” said Barbara Guthrie, UL’s Chief Public Safety Officer. “And UL is thrilled to have our Safety Smart programs on Health World’s e-platform, streaming into classrooms across the United States.”

“Teachers love the format of the platform because the programs and activities plug right into classroom lesson plans with little need for preparation time,” said Peter Rusin, executive director of Health World. “The platform allows learning to be an active process for students, not a passive one,” shared Rusin. “Through Health World’s eLearning platform we bring engaging lessons into the classroom, replacing the pen and paper of yesterday.”

Unintentional injuries remain the leading cause of death for children. “Working together for the safety and well-being of children makes this such an important initiative, one that mirrors the missions of both UL and Health World,” stated Guthrie. “Working collaboratively with Health World will allow us to provide teachers with the information they need to help students build healthy, safe lives.”

Prior to the official launch, teachers from all over the United States have expressed interest in bringing the Safety Smart eLearning programs into their classrooms. Teachers interested in bringing the Safety Smart programs into their classrooms should visit healthworldeducation.org/safety.php to sign up for an educator secure login.

About UL
UL is a premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for 120 years. It’s more than 10,000 professionals are guided by the UL mission to promote safe working and living environments for all people. UL uses research and standards to continually advance and meet ever-evolving safety needs. We partner with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations and international regulatory authorities to bring solutions to a more complex global supply chain. For more information about our certification, testing, inspection, advisory and education services, visit http://www.ul.com/.

About Safety Smart®
Educators, Parents and Care-givers check out ULSafetySmart.com for the latest in public health, safety and environmental news; play Hidden Dangers, Safety Sort, or Track & Yield; create your own Safety Action Plan – and don’t forget to do your part and invite your children./students to the site too.

About Health World
In addition to Disney’s Wild About Safety® and Bill Nye the Science Guy® programs, Health World offers 20 additional health and safety programs for grades PreK-8th grade. Health World programs bring dynamic learning experiences into school classrooms, immersing children in age-appropriate, blended learning activities using its custom eLearning platform. To learn more about Health World visit www.healthworldouteducation.org or call 877-805-6580 ext. 281. Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HealthWorldEducation?ref=br_tf Check us out on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/healthworldeducation


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Andrea Jones

Andrea Jones is a technology specialist in Virginia. A former French teacher, she currently supports technology integration in a middle school.