The Commission for Occupational Health and Safety and Standardization (KAN) represents occupational health and saftey interests in the standardization process
IFA Report: Working with dual monitors
The IFA has studied the effects of using either single or dual monitors at office workplaces upon...
DIN standards with Redlines
DIN has begun offering around 100 selected DIN standards with "Redlines".
KAN at Arbeitsschutz Aktuell
This year, visitors are invited to Hamburg to attend the Arbeitsschutz Aktuell trade fair from 11 to...
ISO work item on safe commuting journeys
In April 2016, in response to a request from Malaysia, ISO adopted a new work item for the drafting...
Robotics and networking are buzzwords that characterize the technological developments of recent years. At the same time, these developments give rise to hazards that did not previously exist in the same form. For the OSH community, this means keeping up with developments, and reorientation in some sectors. The examples of human-robot collaboration, 3D printers and self-driving vehicles reveal where occupational safety and health stands today.
KAN Study 06/2016
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.