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    The website provides ergonomic subject-matter specially developed for use in teaching… to the modules

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    NoRA: OH&S standards search tool

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

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


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New 'Blue Guide' 2016 published
07/2016 Commission Notice — The ‘Blue Guide’ on the implementation of EU products rules 2016

KAN position on the standardization of health services
The safety of products in the health sector - from hospital beds to heart-lung machines – is assured...

KAN position paper on artificial, biologically effective lighting now available in English
Light performs two functions for human beings. As well as enabling them to see, it has non-visual...


KAN to be represented at the 2016 IEC General Meeting
KAN will be a contributor at the General Meeting of the International Electrotechnical Commission...

KANBrief 2/16

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With ratification by Germany of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the topic of accessibility has received a new boost, and has now also entered the sphere of occupational safety and health. Workplaces should be designed such that ideally, anyone can work at them – whether with or without a disability. What occupational safety and health instruments exist by which these objectives can be reached?

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KAN Study 06/2016

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The contribution of OSH-related standardization to implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 

The study is based upon consideration for the abilities that a user must possess in order to be able to use a product safely and ergonomically.  A model was developed by which products can be evaluated against a range of human abilities and characteristics. The assessment model has been incorporated into a list of recommendations that is intended to raise awareness on standards committees and among manufacturers for aspects of inclusion.

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The Future of Work
05.09.2016 - 06.09.2016 - Conference
Location: Helsinki


Safety 2016 ─ the 12th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion
18.09.2016 - 21.09.2016 - Conference


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