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EN in the spotlight
2021-02-09
CEN developed a series of new standards for hearing protectors

 

CEN/TC 159 ‘Hearing protectors’ recently developed a series of new standards that provide a high level of safety for hearing protectors including conformity assessment methods for the integration of electronic communication facilities.

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Workshop
2021-01-28
Draft CWA ‘Guidelines for Traditional Micro-SMEs’ GDPR compliance’ is available for public review and commenting

 

The CEN Workshop ‘Guidelines for Traditional Micro-SMEs’ GDPR compliance’ was kicked-off on 14 September 2020. The Workshop registered participants have agreed on the final draft of the CWA. A public commenting is organised for a period of 60 days, closing on 28 March 2021 (24:00 CET).

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Workshop
2021-01-26
CEN Workshop announcement - Response to COVID-19 - Health and safety protocols for tourism establishments and services

 

This CEN Workshop plans to develop a European standardization deliverable for COVID-19 health and safety protocols for tourism establishments and services. This work will be carried out as a result of a request received by the European Commission on 10 January 2021.

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EN in the spotlight
2021-01-19
A new standard in preparation will allow for easier tracing of oil pollution

 

Under the leadership of NEN, the Dutch National Standardization Body, CEN/TC 19 'Gaseous and liquid fuels, lubricants and related products of petroleum, synthetic and biological origin' started to improve the existing European standards for the identification of oil pollution in 2018.

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Workshop
2021-01-12
Workshop on ‘Very high temperature accelerated ageing of flat ceramic specimens (solar receivers) under concentrated solar radiation’

 

Concentrated solar power (CSP) is an important building block in installing a secure, competitive and sustainable energy system.

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Workshop
2021-01-04
CEN Workshop announcement - Future of Social Responsibility

 

This CEN Workshop plans to share feedbacks on standardization needs in social responsibility, to analyse and to describe the current and the potential future trends in relation to the Agenda 2030 (SDGs): poverty and inequalities, demography, environmental degradation and climate change, shocks and crises, development cooperation and financing for development and technological innovation.

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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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News
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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