Commission for Occupational Health and Safety and Standardization (KAN)

We represent occupational health and safety interests in the standardization process

KANBrief 4/22

Standardization and legislation

  • Use of delegated acts in European legislation
  • Task and role of the German Product Safety Commission
  • Limits of standardization: DIN 820-1 updated
  • Three questions for: Benjamin Pfalz, Chair of KAN
  • 7th EUROSHNET Conference: Artificial intelligence meets occupational safety and health
  • Vibration on pedelecs: a rocky road

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KAN Study

Non-visual effect of light

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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