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An information publication for OH&S experts involved in standardization. The KANBrief is a quarterly update concerning news and trends in the field of OSH and standardization. to KANBrief

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KAN commissions studies and reports in order to analyse issues of relevance to OSH and to identify scope for improvement in standardization activity to KAN studies


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KANBrief 4/19

Artificial intelligence

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Artificial intelligence is finding its way into production and other areas of corporate activity. Will it replace human beings in the future? What scope for application does it offer companies, and what benefits? When a machine develops itself further, how can conformity assessment of it work? Read more about the answers to these questions in the Special section of this issue.

 

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KAN Study 08/2018

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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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