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.
Industry 4.0: vision or reality?
Industry 4.0 is the current buzzword, and is increasingly making its presence felt in companies. Widely diverse technologies, some of them familiar, are being exploited for it, and must be fused together to form a new whole. The impacts upon workers are only beginning to become evident. Join us in taking a look at the situation on the ground.
KAN Study 05/2017
Standardization in nanotechnology - Status review and requirements analysis from the occupational safety and health perspective
Around 260 standardization documents related to nanotechnology were identified, including published standards, draft standards, technical specifications and reports as well as (proposed) work items. The majority of the documents describe testing and measurement methods. Others are concerned with terminology, material specifications, process descriptions and guidance. Around 30 documents can be considered directly relevant in terms of occupational safety and health. They are either entirely or partially related to OSH aspects for which there are definitions, process descriptions or other provisions set out in government regulations or the body of rules issued by Germany’s social accident insurance institutions.