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Profile of registrant

Kommission Arbeitschutz und Normung

Identification number in the register: 90520343621-73
Registration date: 19/05/10 17:31:03

The information on this organisation was last modified on 13/01/15 11:15:27
The date of the last annual update was 23/04/14 13:24:15

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Kommission Arbeitschutz und Normung
Acronym: KAN
Legal status: Association
Website address:


Section: VI - Organisations representing local, regional and municipal authorities, other public or mixed entities, etc.
and more precisely: Other public or mixed entities, etc.

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Dirk Watermann
Position: Head of the secretariat

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Corrado Mattiuzzo
Position: Referent

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 111 Alte Heerstraße 
Sankt Augustin 53757
Telephone number: (+49) 22412313466
Fax number: (+49) 22412313464
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Purpose
Founded in 1994, the Commission for Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) and Standardization (KAN) has the purpose of observing the standardization process and ensuring that standards makers devote sufficient attention to the needs of OH&S.

How it works

The OH&S interests of various institutions – the social partners, the State, the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) and DIN – are collectively (Members of KAN) represented in opinions on current and planned standardization projects. KAN itself is not a standardization body; its resolutions on OH&S and standardization take the form of recommendations which are based on as broad a consensus as possible of all the relevant institutions involved in OH&S.

KAN focuses on

- formulating fundamental OH&S positions on important issues of the standardization process,
- assessing the content of standards to determine whether they meet the OH&S requirements from the German point of view and comply with the protection goals specified in European directives,
- exerting influence on standardization programmes and mandates (mandates are issued by the European Commission to the private CEN/CENELEC standards bodies),
- checking whether there is a need for standardization from the point of view of OH&S,
- obtaining and providing or distributing information on standardization work for the OH&S experts.


The KAN aims its recommendations and opinions

- mainly directly on the standardization level at DIN and its standards committees if individual national, European or international standardization projects are concerned;
- on the political level at the Federal Government if fundamental issues of standardization, the interpretation of directives and the mandating of standardization projects are concerned. The Government passes them on to the European Commission.

In addition, the national associations represented by KAN contribute their views to the standardization debate through their European partner organizations.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 3
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Internal Market


Total number of members that are natural persons: 20
Number of member organisations: 1
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • KAN (17 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2014 - 12/2014
Total budget: 2,179,000
of which public financing: 1,067,710
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources: 1,067,710
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 1,111,290
- donations:
- contributions from members: 1,111,290
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year:
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.