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2021-07-30
Draft CWA 'Safety in close human-robot interaction: procedures for validation tests' is available for public review and commenting

 

The well-established concept of robots refers to bulky machines confined to the industrial environment, carrying out repetitive tasks. In traditional industrial robotics, the operations of robot and operator are complementary and belong to separated workspaces. In the last years, we are witnessing the increasing implementation of robots and robotic devices in several other domains, such as minimally invasive surgery, healthcare, rehabilitation, agriculture and logistics.

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News
2021-06-27
CEN and CENELEC look forward to the revision of the General Product Safety Directive

 

CEN and CENELEC look forward to the European Commission's proposal to revise the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD), the main piece of legislation on consumer protection, which is due for 30 June.

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EN in the spotlight
2021-05-18
CEN published the new European Tourism Covid-19 Safety Seal

 

Are you looking forward to serene and well-deserved summer holidays abroad, after the long months of lockdowns? Look no further: European standards can help reopen tourism safely and quickly! Today, 19 May, CEN made available the 'European Tourism COVID-19 Safety Seal'. The seal is set out by two CEN Workshop Agreements (CWAs) as part of the 5643 series, developed by the CEN Workshop EUROSAFETOUR.

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News
2021-03-01
The EU Product Safety Award recognises product safety innovation and excellence

 

CEN and CENELEC are happy to support the EU Product Safety Award, organised by the European Commission, which celebrates businesses – large and small – that are going the extra mile to protect their customers and uphold the highest standards.

 

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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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EN in the spotlight
2020-12-07
The EN16803 series on GNSS makes autonomous driving safer

 

Autonomous driving is among the most demanding road applications. It requires high accuracy coupled to a high level of integrity. Furthermore, the environment in which it operates is much harsher than its counterparts in other domains like aviation or maritime...

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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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EN in the spotlight
2020-02-24
EN IEC 62115:2020 makes electric toys safer

 

One of the main benefits of European standards is that they make the products we use daily safer. This value is evident in EN IEC 62115:2020 “Electric toys – Safety”, which has been recently published together with its European amendment A11:2020.

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