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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 2/20

Transport and traffic

Zeichnung einer Straße mit Fußgängern, Lieferwagen, E-Scooter, Fußgängern, PKWs und Radfahrer; WLAN-Symbole deuten an, dass alle Verkehrsteilnehmer untereinander vernetzt sind.© elenabsl - stock.adobe.com


Cars that drive themselves and relieve the driver of all the effort? Electric kick-scooters available for immediate hire on every street corner? These ideas, which until quite recently would have sounded utopian, are increasingly becoming reality. Join us in taking a look at the implications of these developments for the safety of all road users.

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KAN Study 08/2018

Different light scenarios©ohsuriya - stock.adobe.com
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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