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As a rule, the international safety standards are accepted (ratified) globally. However, since safety technology in automation is relevant to occupational safety and the concomitant insurance risks in a country, recognition of the rules pointed out here is still a sovereign right. The national “Authorities” (notified bodies) decide on the recognition of assessment reports.

NOTE Examples of such “Authorities” are the IFA (Institut für Arbeitsschutz der Deutschen Gesetzlichen Unfallversicherung / Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance) in Germany, HSE (Health and Safety Executive) in UK, FM (Factory Mutual / Property Insurance and Risk Management Organization), UL (Underwriters Laboratories Inc. / Product Safety Testing and Certification Organization), or the INRS (Institut National de Recherche et de Sécurité) in France.

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