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New KAN Review on Standardization in Nanotechnology

Date : 1396/05/10 Visit : 392
Germany’s Commission for Occupational Health and Safety (KAN) released in May 2017 a report entitled Standardization in nanotechnology — Status review and requirements analysis from the occupational safety and health perspective. According to the report, which is in German but includes an English summary, the authors conducted a structured status review of the standardization situation in the field of nanotechnology.

Approximately 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. The evaluation of the findings focuses on a comparison with national and European rules and regulations and identifies loopholes. The results are then used as the basis for recommendations to help occupational safety and health (OSH) experts exert a targeted influence on standardization in nanotechnology and prevent standards that conflict with established rules and regulations.