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Standardization - Key facts and documents

Discover here how a standard is produced, and how occupational safety and health concerns can be introduced effectively into the standardization process. The documents constituting the basis for our work are also available here.

 


How are standards developed? How can OSH stakeholders influence the standardization procedure?

Read more on how a European or an international Standard is developed and how OSH stakeholders can influence the standardization procedure. Read more

Basic documents and KAN position papers

KAN has adopted policy positions on a range of topics. These and other European and international documents upon which KAN's work is founded are available here.


KANBrief 3/19

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Exoskeletons

It sounds compelling: a worker dons an exoskeleton and then performs physically demanding or uncomfortable tasks with ease, and under ideal circumstances also more quickly. But is it really that simple? Read in the Special section of this issue why the use of exoskeletons needs to be considered and planned very carefully if it is to be effective for both the company and the worker.

 

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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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