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Kommission Arbeitsschutz und Normung

Identification number in the register: 90520343621-73
Registration date: 19/05/2010 17:31:03

The information on this entity was last modified on: 20/05/2015 10:25:36
The date of the last annual update was: 19/02/2015 14:47:16
Next update due latest on: 19/02/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Kommission Arbeitsschutz und Normung



    Section of registration

VI - Organisations representing local, regional and municipal authorities, other public or mixed entities, etc.

Other sub-national public authorities

    Contact details

Alte Heerstraße, 111
Sankt Augustin 53757


    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Dirk Watermann

Head of the secretariat

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Corrado Mattiuzzo


    Goals / remit

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.

  • European
  • national

    Specific activities covered by the Register

Updates of NLF directives and regulations

Update of Vademecum on standardisation







    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

25%: 4



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Consumer Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Internal Market

    Membership and affiliation



    Financial data

01/2014  -  12/2014

10,000 € - 24,999 €

2,179,000 €

1,067,710 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

1,067,710 €

1,111,290 €

1,111,290 €

    Code of conduct

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