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    BASIC SAFETY RULES FOR CONSTRUCTION

    "This company has safety rules to keep you from getting hurt on the job. It is your responsibility to learn these rules and to follow them at all times." So opens a new construction-site rulebook.

    The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America has published an easy-to-read illustrated booklet to provide workers with a basic understanding of job-site safety. In addition to the pages shown here, it treats such topics as material handling, ladder safety, and trench safety.

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    SAVING VENICE

    One of the most visited tourist centers in the world is today threatened by the very element that makes it famous. The canals of Venice can no longer hold back the rise of the tidal waters.

    Of major architectural significance in the sinking city and one of the lowest areas of the island is the Piazza San Marco. The plaza now becomes fully immersed during the highest tides of autumn and winter.

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