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    Machinery: finding ergonomic solutions

    We are on the lookout for further examples of good practice.

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    Proposing a new example

  • Logo of KANPraxis Modules: Learning ergonomics and illustration of a person in front of a screent with a technical drawing of a car

    Modules: Learning ergonomics

    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

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

Commission for Occupational Health and Safety and Standardization (KAN)

We represent occupational health and safety interests in the standardization process

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KANBrief 1/22

Safety of power take-off drive shafts

  • Power take-off drive shafts in agriculture and forestry
  • Standardization of infection protection masks
  • Scenarios for the digital transformation in standardization and standards
  • Three questions for: Dennis Radtke, MEP for the Christian Democratic Union (CDU)
  • Small Business Standards, defender of small and medium-sized enterprises’ interests in the standardisation process
  • EUROSHNET Conference 2022: Artificial Intelligence Meets Safety and Health at Work

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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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KAN is composed of representatives from

  • Employers
  • Employees
  • Government
  • German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV)
  • German Institute for Standardization (DIN)
  • Permanent guest: Social Insurance for Agriculture, Forestry and Horticulture (SVLFG)