Employers are asking-- about the safety of handicapped workers when emergencies occur
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Employers are asking-- about the safety of handicapped workers when emergencies occur

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Published by the Worksite Committee of the President"s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • People with disabilities -- Employment -- United States,
  • Accidents -- United States -- Prevention

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Other titlesEmployers are asking about the safety of handicapped workers when emergencies occur
ContributionsUnited States. President"s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped. Worksite Committee
The Physical Object
Pagination[17] p. :
Number of Pages17
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Open LibraryOL14231558M

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