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Product Safety Commission (AfPS)

The Product Safety Commission advises the Federal Government on questions pertaining to product safety

The Product Safety Commission is founded on section 33 of the Product Safety Act (ProdSG) and advises the Federal Government on product safety issues. It is employed by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

The Commission includes experts from the market surveillance authorities, the conformity assessment bodies, the statutory accident insurers, the German Institute for Standardisation (DIN), the Commission for Occupational Health and Safety and Standardisation (KAN), employers' associations, trade unions and related associations, in particular those of the manufacturers, distributors and consumers. The activities of the commission are managed by the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA).

For further information please refer to our German Website.


AfPS Administration

Dipl.-Ing. Ralph Fähnrich

Unit 2.1 "Basics of Product Safety"

Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) Postbox 17 02 02 D-44061 Dortmund Germany
Phone: +49 231 9071-2538 Fax: +49 231 9071-2364

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