Definition of Occupational hazard

1. Noun. Any condition of a job that can result in illness or injury.

Generic synonyms: Endangerment, Hazard, Jeopardy, Peril, Risk

Definition of Occupational hazard

1. Noun. A substantial risk to a worker's physical or mental well-being which is present in a certain task, job, or profession. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively by extension) An unpleasant, inconvenient, or unusual circumstance which occurs or is likely to occur during the course of one's employment. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Occupational Hazard

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Literary usage of Occupational hazard

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Niosh Recommendations for Occupational Safety & Health: Compendium of Policy by DIANE Publishing Company (1992)
"Special Hazard Reviews, occupational hazard Assessments, and Miscellaneous Statements and Reports. —Special Hazard Reviews, occupational hazard Assessments, ..."

2. Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS): A Comprehensive Guide by Doris V. Sweet (1994)
"The RELs may appear in any of several document forms: Criteria Documents, Current Intelligence Bulletins, Special Hazard Reviews, occupational hazard ..."

3. 6th Annual Report on Carcinogens (1991) by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"National lnstitute for Occupational Safety and Health. Special occupational hazard Review for Benzidine-Based Dyes. ..."

4. Proposed National Strategies For The Prevention Of Leading Work-related (1988)
"National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: National occupational hazard survey, vol. 1, survey manual. Rockville, MD: DHEW publication no. ..."

5. Eighth Annual Report on Carcinogens: 1998 Summary edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"In a recent occupational hazard review, NIOSH concluded that all ... The National occupational hazard Survey, conducted by NIOSH from 1972 to 1974, ..."

6. Are Military Adultery Standards Changing: Congressional Hearing edited by Sam Brownback (2000)
"She reports that she was "violated manually, vaginally,- and rec- tally" by her captors but stoically called this an "occupational hazard of going to war. ..."

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