• Microscopic view of a virus

    Coronavirus and occupational safety and health

    Information on PPE and other topics

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

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Commission for Occupational Health and Safety and Standardization (KAN)

We represent occupational health and saftey interests in the standardization process

KANBrief 1/21


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  • The DIN Ergonomics standards committee: 50 years on
  • Healthy workplaces – lighten the load
  • Is product safety compatible with complex‚ artificial intelligence?
  • Hand-arm vibration exposure
  • caused by isolated shocks
  • The state of the art for hazardous substances at the workplace:The best, or the usual?
  • An appeal from the skilled crafts sector to the standardization community

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KAN Study

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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.

Download KAN Study 08/2018 (pdf) (german; english summary)
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