KAN Report 45
|Participation of OSH stakeholders in standardization, Colloquium to mark KAN’s 15th anniversary 1994-2009 (2 MB)|
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Access to and participation in standardization are the subject of much debate amongst those involved in standards policy. With human and financial resources ever scarcer, the stakeholders in standardization processes are finding it more and more difficult to assign experts to represent them on the standards committees. Without active involvement, the risk is that key stakeholders will increasingly be edged out into an onlooker and consumer role. They would then be forced to accept the results produced by others. The trend is being compounded by the increasing internationalization of standardization. However, it is vital that all parties concerned are adequately involved in the drafting if standards are to enjoy a good reputation and if they are to have legal effect.
To mark its 15th anniversary, the Commission for Occupational Health and Safety and Standardization (KAN) is holding a colloquium on this controversial standards policy issue. Participants will hear about the latest developments at European and national level and be invited to discuss the consequences for occupational safety and health and to develop proposals for solutions.