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    The website provides ergonomic subject-matter specially developed for use in teaching… to the modules

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    Online search tool for standards relating to occupational safety and health. NoRA

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Commission for Occupational Health and Safety and Standardization (KAN)

We represent occupational health and saftey interests in the standardization process


KAN at the A+A

The A+A trade fair in Düsseldorf welcomes visitors from 5 to 8 November 2019. You will find KAN on...

New European Labour Authority

With Regulation (EU) 2019/1149, the European Parliament and Council launched the establishment of a...

KAN-IAG seminar on standardization

The seminar on principles of standardization work in occupational safety and health will be held in...

Strengthening the OSH lobby in the railway sector

The second KAN expert discussion on railway legislation, occupational safety and health and...

KANBrief 3/19

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It sounds compelling: a worker dons an exoskeleton and then performs physically demanding or uncomfortable tasks with ease, and under ideal circumstances also more quickly. But is it really that simple? Read in the Special section of this issue why the use of exoskeletons needs to be considered and planned very carefully if it is to be effective for both the company and the worker.


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KAN Study 08/2018

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Validated OSH-related findings concerning the non-visual effect of light upon human beings - A literature review

The literature review discusses the latest OSH-related findings of scientific studies into the non-visual effects of light. In order for the non-visual effects of light to be considered as broadly as possible, a number of specialist disciplines – chronobiology, occupational medicine and lighting technology – were involved in the KAN Study. The comprehensive assessment from the perspective of lighting technology can be found in the annex. This assessment sets out principles of lighting technology and current knowledge of potential harm to the eyes caused by an excessively intense blue light component.

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