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Published by Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety in Hamilton, Ont .
Written in English


  • Human engineering.,
  • Lighting.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementIlene Stones.
ContributionsCanadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 15 p. :
Number of Pages15
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17107436M
ISBN 100660132613

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