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


Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC: evaluation study
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Industry 4.0 in an international context: core concepts, results and trends
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Technical report on ergonomic principles in machinery standards
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Test standards should describe the hazards that may arise during the performance of tests.

KANBrief 3/17

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Standardization in healthcare

Things are happening in the healthcare sector: a new EU regulation governing medical devices recently came into force that has the aim of assuring the safety of patients and users alike. Standardization is encroaching – not least with the support of the European Commission – into more and more areas in the healthcare sector, the structuring of which should in fact be the preserve of the Member States. Reason enough for KAN to address the topic more intensively.


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KAN Study 05/2017

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Standardization in nanotechnology - Status review and requirements analysis from the occupational safety and health perspective

Around 260 standardization documents related to nanotechnology were identified, including published standards, draft standards, technical specifications and reports as well as (proposed) work items. The majority of the documents describe testing and measurement methods. Others are concerned with terminology, material specifications, process descriptions and guidance. Around 30 documents can be considered directly relevant in terms of occupational safety and health. They are either entirely or partially related to OSH aspects for which there are definitions, process descriptions or other provisions set out in government regulations or the body of rules issued by Germany’s social accident insurance institutions.

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