The Commission for Occupational Health and Safety and Standardization (KAN) represents occupational health and saftey interests in the standardization process
New numbering for electrotechnical standards
Since 1 January 2018, electrotechnical standards have had a new numbering system:
New system for Standards Consultants
Since April 2018, the function of assessing harmonized standards on behalf of the European...
New Chairman of KAN
Since the end of April, KAN has had a new Chairman in the person of Peer-Oliver Villwock, head of...
Safety of construction machinery
Uneven terrain, dirt, bad weather: construction machinery is exposed on site to numerous influences that do not arise, at least in the same form, in the factory. This should not however be an excuse for poor ergonomics or inadequate safety. With a range of measures and projects, users, operators and manufactures are aiming to improve the safety of construction machinery.
KAN Study 05/2017
Standardization in nanotechnology - Status review and requirements analysis from the occupational safety and health perspective
Around 260 standardization documents related to nanotechnology were identified, including published standards, draft standards, technical specifications and reports as well as (proposed) work items. The majority of the documents describe testing and measurement methods. Others are concerned with terminology, material specifications, process descriptions and guidance. Around 30 documents can be considered directly relevant in terms of occupational safety and health. They are either entirely or partially related to OSH aspects for which there are definitions, process descriptions or other provisions set out in government regulations or the body of rules issued by Germany’s social accident insurance institutions.