KAN (17 members) brings together the institutions concerned with Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) in Germany.
KAN is composed of five representatives each from
plus one representative each from
With the Social Insurance for Agriculture, Forestry and Horticulture (SVLFG) as a permanent guest, all statutory accident insurance institutions are thus involved in KAN's work.
KAN's chairmanship rotates every two years among the representatives of the employers, trade unions and the State.
This essentially tripartite membership complies with the demand of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC (Art. 7 Par. 4) for an improvement in the involvement of the social partners in standardization. KAN has gone a step further by establishing one office each for the social partners at the Secretariat.
KAN's work is supported by a secretariat (currently manned by 20 employees).
The KAN Secretariat comprises the two departments, "Safety Technology" and "Occupational Health and Ergonomics", and also has an office for each of the social partners (employers and trade unions).
The KAN Secretariat is a service provider. It supports the work of KAN by
The Secretariat also addresses itself to the interested public and
Please call the Secretariat (Contact) if you