This KANPraxis NoRA website will be shut down at the end of 2023. A list of standards search facilities can be found on the KAN website at If you require further assistance with your research, please contact Katharina von Rymon Lipinski (

KANPraxis NoRA: Searching for standards.

NoRA is a German acronym for Normen-Recherche Arbeitsschutz and is a comprehensive search tool for OSH-relevant standards. 

Searching for specific standards relating to occupational health and safety is hard work because there are so many standards and no way of searching by OH&S aspects. NoRA helps to solve this problem by providing an easy-to-handle way of selecting the documents required. NoRA has been developed jointly by KAN and DIN Software. The database contains information on some 15393 standards (as at 05/2021). The special ErgoNoRA search tool locates standards in the area of ergonomics.

The full texts of the standards can be ordered directly online for a fee from the web shop of Beuth Verlag. Alternatively, they can be consulted free of charge at the DIN Standards Infopoints.


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