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EN in the spotlight
2020-12-15
EN 16205:2020 ‘Laboratory measurement of walking noise on floors’

 

Among the many changes that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought, especially one has upset our routines: homeworking. Eurofound, the EU Agency for the improvement of living and working conditions, has estimated that almost 40% of work by dependent employees in the EU has been carried out at home during the pandemic.

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EN in the spotlight
2020-11-19
EN 15269-20:2020 contributes to increase fire safety in buildings

 

CEN/TC 127 “Fire safety in buildings” is responsible for the development of horizontal standardized methods regarding the fire behaviour of building products, components and elements of construction and their classification according to application fire risks.

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2020-11-03
Experts needed to help with the development of a new CEN guideline for the safe operation of fitness centers during a pandemic

 

Europe, like other parts of the world, has been hit hard by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. In this context, CEN is preparing a new document presenting guidelines and recommendations for the safe operation and management of fitness centers during an infectious outbreak – now and during future pandemics.

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2020-10-26
A new CEN TC will develop standards for Life Cycle Management and Circular Design of fishing gear

 

‘The main challenges regarding the fishing gear of the future will be to design gear with a maximum lifespan, suitable for re-use and/or recycling and with a minimum risk of losing, abandoning or discarding it before the end of its life’, recognises the Workshop Report ‘Re-imagining gear in a Circular Economy’, issued in January 2020.

 

 

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2020-10-15
Safe, fair and sustainable food systems: how standardization supports the EU’s Farm to Fork Strategy

 

Today and tomorrow (15-16 October 2020), the European Commission is holding the important conference “Farm to Fork - Building sustainable food systems together”. This event is the first in a series of annual gatherings of European stakeholders willing to engage and help shape the EU's path towards sustainable food systems and contribute to the recently approved ‘Farm to Fork Strategy’.

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EN in the spotlight
2019-06-20
The new EN 13814 series brings about safer amusement devices

 

In Europe, the number of accidents on fairground attractions remains relatively low: 5.7 injuries per million visitors, with 72% of accidents on fixed attractions due to visitors’ behaviour, compared to 19% attributable to operational causes and 9% to technical causes.

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