Manual handling injuries and diseases, Western Australia, 1994/95 by M. Bunn

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  • Western Australia


  • Industrial accidents -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Statistics.,
  • Occupational diseases -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Statistics.

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Statement[written by M. Bunn, H. Karimi, C. White].
SeriesState of the work environment,, no. 27
ContributionsKarimi, H., White, C.
LC ClassificationsHD7262.5.A82 W472 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 41 p. :
Number of Pages41
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL291650M
LC Control Number97196410

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