The KANBrief 4/2018 is now available: Occupational safety and health

KANMail 12-13-2018


Japan: far away, highly robotized, a strange culture – or is it in many ways much closer to Europe than we think? In a world that is getting smaller, the truth probably lies somewhere between the two. In the Special section of this issue, read more about the differences and similarities in occupational safety and health, the use of robots in industry, and standardization.



KAN turns 25: save the date for the anniversary event in Berlin

KANMail 11-27-2018

In 2019, the Commission for Occupational Health and Safety and Standardization (KAN) will be marking its 25th anniversary with an event in Berlin. We would like to use this event as an opportunity to join with you, decision-makers, policymakers and other interested guests, in discussing the future of standardization and regulation of relevance to occupational safety and health.

Please note the date and venue in your diaries:

Wednesday, 4 December 2019
10 am - 3 pm
At the premises of Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung e.V. (DGUV)
Glinkastraße 40
10117 Berlin

You will receive more information on the programme of the event, at which simultaneous German/English interpreting will be provided, in good time. We look forward to seeing you in Berlin next year!

6th EUROSHNET Conference on standardization, testing and certification in the field of occupational safety and health, Dresden 12-14 June 2019

KANMail 10-17-2018

Call for papers extended until 31 October 2018

You intended to contribute a paper, but missed the deadline? No problem: We have extended the call for papers until 31 October 2018 and look forward to receiving your abstracts on the following topics:

  • Innovative solutions in tackling risks
  • Smart and new technologies and workers‘ safety
  • Standardization, testing and certification: Keeping pace with change
  • Future role of standardization, testing and certification in the European social system

Register for the conference now

Registration is now open at à Register now.
The early-bird fee of 490 EUR applies until 31 January 2019. 
We look forward to receiving your abstract and registration!

EUROSHNET Organizing Committee

The KANBrief 3/2018 is now available: Safety of vehicles

KANMail 09-20-2018

Many vehicles are not governed by the European Machinery Directive, but are subject to special requirements. The standards and specifications governing these vhicles differ from those for other products in their relationship with statutory provisions. The importance of clearly defined interfaces in the body of regulations and good product design for safe Operation of the vehicles is illustrated by the examples of railway locomotives and ambulances.


6th EUROSHNET Conference, 12-14 June 2019: Call for papers now open

KANMail 08-17-2018

Save the date

“Be smart, stay safe together – Innovative products and workplaces”
Join us at the 6th EUROSHNET conference that will be held in Dresden/Germany from 12 to 14 June 2019.

Digitalization is entering the world of work. Standardization processes are being strongly accelerated in order to keep pace with innovations. New types of certification are needed as products are increasingly connected to other products within dynamic and intelligent networks or sold as a package with services.

How can we react to these challenges and make products and workplaces fit for the future? EUROSHNET, the European network for occupational safety and health experts, invites you to discuss the changes, challenges and chances with a broad range of stakeholders from all over Europe.

Contribute and present your paper

Share your ideas and expectations and send us your abstracts addressing topics in the following areas:

  • Innovative solutions in tackling risks
  • Smart and new technologies and workers’ safety
  • Standardization, testing and certification – keeping pace with change
  • Future role of standardization, testing and certification in the European social system

Please submit your abstract by 15 October 2018 via the online form at

For more information on the conference, refer to the attached announcement and visit Please spread the news!

We look forward to receiving your abstracts and welcoming you to Dresden.

EUROSHNET organizing committee

The KANBrief 2/2018 is now available - Safety of construction machinery

KANMail 06-29-2018

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 manufacturesare aiming to improve the safety of construction machinery.


The KANBrief 1/2018 is now available: Inclusion today

KANMail 03-27-2018

For a long time, the reality of “inclusion“ was that people with disabilities tended to be employed in simple jobs.

A change in thinking has now taken place: jobs for people with disabilities are increasingly being adapted to their individual needs. This process is being supported by new technical developments such as smart glasses and collaborative robots, which provide support precisely where it is needed.


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