The Safety department is concerned with standards supporting EU Single Market directives (for example concerning general product safety, machinery, electrical technology, PPE, explosion protection or construction products). Further topics of standards policy are management systems, accreditation, and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
This department deals with hazards such as those arising through noise, vibration, or hazardous biological or chemical substances. It also addresses the full breadth of ergonomic topics, and issues relating to occupational safety and health in conjunction with services and training. A further function of the department is interdisciplinary responsibility for KAN's public relations work.