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    Modules: Learning ergonomics

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

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    KANelot - the game

    Follow the KANelot OSH Knights and Ladies of the Standards Table on their journey from the idea for a harmonized European standard through to its final realization.
    Play online
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    You can count on us for safe solutions!

    KAN: at your service, since 1994
    Organization and functions

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    NoRA: OH&S standards search tool

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

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The Commission for Occupational Health and Safety and Standardization (KAN) represents occupational health and saftey interests in the standardization process


Vademecum on European standardization
The Vademecum of the European Commission is a compilation of key documents dealing with European...

ISO: Online Browsing Platform (OBP)
This multilingual database provides a range of options for searching by the number of the standard,...

Occupational safety and health action plan
The European Commission is planning to modernize EU occupational safety and health legislation.

EU news flash
Standardization work programme of the European Commission for 2017

KANBrief 1/17

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The EU and third countries

In the EU, product safety is subject to binding regulation by a system of directives, standards and mandatory tests. Trade does not however end at the EU's external borders. Functioning interfaces are therefore needed between the internal and external markets. Read in this edition's Special section how product testing and certification is performed for manufacturers outside the EU, and also how the British standardization community sees its role post-Brexit.

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KAN Study 12/2016

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Case law on technical standards and similar documents concerning their relevance for safety and health

Following extensive searches, the relevant judgments in a number of sectors of law permit the conclusion that standards and similar documents are used in reasonings of legal judgments, irrespective of their status, the composition of the committee responsible for them and their formal suitability.

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Functional Safety Conference 2017: Understanding risk – your responsibility
03.05.2017 - 04.05.2017 - Conference


Ergonomische Gestaltung von Arbeitsplätzen
29.05.2017 - 02.06.2017 - Seminar


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