study on safety in the building and construction industry in South Africa by J. Rijkers

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Published by Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town in [Cape Town, South Africa] .

Written in English

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  • South Africa.


  • Construction industry -- Accidents -- South Africa.,
  • Industrial safety -- South Africa.

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Statementby J. Rijkers.
LC ClassificationsHD7269.B92 S67
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 172 leaves :
Number of Pages172
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3898779M
LC Control Number81460766

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