KAN Report 34
|Possible influence of the OHS sector on ISO standardization,
08/2005, K.-P. Schulz (274 KB)
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Technical standards are increasingly being developed at international level. International agreements are reinforcing this development, with the result that both the European and German bodies of standards are increasingly the result of international activity. The development also affects standards of relevance to occupational health and safety. It is therefore as important as ever that OH&S representatives bring their influence to bear upon the standards development work of ISO, effectively and at an early stage if at all possible.
For this reason, KAN has commissioned a study into the possible influence of the OH&S sector on the ISO standards development process, published as KAN Report 34e. The study describes the procedures for standards development work at ISO, including its interaction with European and national standards development. It also describes the instruments available for influencing ISO's standards development activity, and identifies the ISO committees of particular interest to occupational health and safety.