Doing More: Our History
Our solutions empower and unite professionals enterprise-wide to more efficiently and effectively manage safety and health risks while improving business performance. By helping customers achieve operational excellence and provide safer, healthier workplaces, we also help them become the employer of choice in their industry, improve public perception, increase brand equity and market share, and more.
In 1997, Thompson Machinery Commerce Corporation, a Tennessee-based heavy equipment dealer, suffered the first and only on-the-job fatality in its then 54-year history. Thompson had formal safety programs and dedicated safety resources, but senior management, devastated by the accident, asked how they could do more to keep their people safe, healthy and on the job.
What started as an internal safety training delivery and management solution for Thompson soon demonstrated its value in many industries. In 1999, PureSafety became an independent company and has been expanding its results-driven software and information solutions for workforce health and safety ever since.
In 2006, PureSafety acquired PerDatum and its Prognos™ software solutions for incident, injury and absence management. In 2008, PureSafety acquired Unique Software Solutions, Inc. and its Occupational Health Manager® (OHM)® software solution. Launched in 1986, OHM was one of the first modular software packages to integrate detailed tracking and reporting tools for occupational health, safety and medical management. Most recently, Occupational Health Research and its SYSTOC® software were acquired in January 2011. The addition of SYSTOC created a clear market leader in the occupational and employee health market and gives PureSafety a complete workforce health and safety solution that is unmatched in the industry.
In 2011, PureSafety joined UL and now operates as UL's Workplace Health and Safety division.
Our entire history has focused on helping customers gain peace of mind by improving safety, health and business performance. Our history is also one of innovation — from pioneering online training and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings for workplace health and safety, to leading the way with software tools and expertise that facilitate emerging best practices.