How to Use this Handbook
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May 2012 marked first release of a CLASSE Safety Handbook (predecessors include several versions of a printed LEPP Safety Handbook and a CHESS Safety website).
The CLASSE Safety Handbook is maintained by the CLASSE Safety Director. Please report any error in content or web-functionality so it can be rapidly corrected. Suggestions for changes or additions to both content and web-functionality are also welcome.
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