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Published by U.S. Dept. of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration in [Washington, D.C.? .
Written in English


  • Formaldehyde -- Spectra,
  • Industrial safety -- United States,
  • Industrial hygiene -- United States

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Shipping list no.: 92-0568-P

SeriesU.S. Department of Labor program highlights, Fact sheet -- no. OSHA 92-27, Fact sheet (United States. Occupational Safety and Health Administration) -- OSHA-92-27, U.S. Department of Labor program highlights
ContributionsUnited States. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Physical Object
Pagination1 sheet
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14696270M

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