KAN Report 21
|Information on emissions in machinery standards, 11/2000 (2 MB)|
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Standardization on the safety of machinery is one of the key focuses of the work of Kommission Arbeitsschutz und Normung (KAN). One of the aspects of the safety of machinery is emissions in the form of noise, vibrations, hazardous substances and radiation. Standards play a central role in this area since their purpose is to lend definite shape to the provisions of the Machinery Directive under which the manufacturer is required to minimize the emissions of his machine and inform the user of any residual risks.
This task of standardization has been the subject of discussion on the national, European and international levels for many years. Strategies to enhance the prominence given to emissions in standards have been developed and the first steps towards implementation have been taken.
To communicate the current state of the debate and make basic documents available to a broader public, e.g. manufacturers, users and supervisory authorities, the KAN Secretariat has issued this report.
This collection of material contains not only familiar documents and positions (e.g. the reasoning given in the Machinery Directive, the latter's implementation in the basic machinery standard EN 292, positions from government, industry and standards makers, development of a KAN strategy and its implementation), but also other approaches and developments (e.g. benefit of emission values for the user or pilot projects in France and Germany).
This report is designed to serve as a basis for the ongoing discussion of tasks and scope for action as well as of the limits of standardization in the improvement of occupational health & safety in relation to machine emissions.