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Commission for Occupational Health and Safety and Standardization (KAN)

We represent occupational health and saftey interests in the standardization process


75 kg: the measure of all things?

Standards governing many products, such as lifts, water craft and products for pa­tient transport,...

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 4/19

Artificial intelligence

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Artificial intelligence is finding its way into production and other areas of corporate activity. Will it replace human beings in the future? What scope for application does it offer companies, and what benefits? When a machine develops itself further, how can conformity assessment of it work? Read more about the answers to these questions in the Special section of this issue.


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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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