The Commission for Occupational Health and Safety and Standardization (KAN) represents occupational health and saftey interests in the standardization process
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Digitalization and Industry 4.0
Digitalization is encroaching into more and more spheres of activity. What consequences does this have for companies and workers? How do people react to working with robots? Many developments are only beginning to emerge, and clear answers have often not yet been found. The articles in this edition of the KANBrief examine various aspects of digitalization and its significance for occupational safety and health.
KAN Study 05/2017
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.