• Microscopic view of a virus

    Coronavirus and occupational safety and health

    Information on PPE and other topics

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    Order the print version or read the KANBrief online.

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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 4/20

Health and healthcare

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Standardization in the healthcare sector is extremely diverse. Normative provisions for treatment tables for example are limited to technical product requirements; others address safety and hygiene in tattooing services. The question of what topics should be standardized at all is reflected in the current topic of community face coverings.

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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.

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