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occupational hazard

n. a danger or risk inherent in certain employments or workplaces, such as deep-sea diving, cutting timber, high-rise steel construction, high-voltage electrical wiring, use of pesticides, painting bridges, and many factories. The risk factor may limit insurance coverage of death or injury while at work.

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This article maps occupational risks (as indicated by number of workers in high-risk occupations, based on physical exertion data) by county for the state of Alabama and identifies those counties with the highest proportion of at-risk workers per capita.
Based on these considerations and perspectives, the present paper will outline the detailed approach used to build the ontology and complementary knowledge map for the particular field of the occupational risk evaluation in the context of the research activities planed to be developed in the national project "Interdisciplinary research for the occupational risk evaluation platform development with impact upon the safety culture in organization" (ID 1022) financed by CNCSIS in Romania, in the context of the Ideas -- PN II program.
Occupational risk among magnetic resonance workers.
The hysteria over the occupational risk of AIDS erupted three years ago when the CDC announced that three health care workers had indeed become infected on the job.
The question is by no means facetious: As data on the occupational risk of HIV accumulate, we may need to revise early estimates.
Assessment of occupational risk for hantavirus infection in Arizona and New Mexico.
One study found a nonsignificant but highly elevated occupational risk (Hertzman et al.
Associations between pesticide use and prostate cancer risk among the farm population have been seen in previous studies; farming is the most consistent occupational risk factor for prostate cancer," said Michael Alavanja, Dr.
Occupational risk factors for alcohol abuse include: workers in the alcohol industry, entertainers, commercial travelers, bored housewives, bachelors over the age of 40, armed forces personnel, and health care professionals.
Goldberger said: those with a family history of sudden cardiac death; athletes; patients with an occupational risk of sudden death, such as pilots; and patients who prefer a thorough evaluation.
Incident reporting and worker's compensation statistics on injuries from manual patient handling consistently place healthcare workers in one of the highest categori es of occupational risk in North American society.
As part of Compli's continuing effort to provide compliance protection to auto dealerships, Compli[R] and EORM[R] (Environmental and Occupational Risk Management) of San Jose, California, have formed an alliance to provide top-tier Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) information and content to dealers through Compli's Dealership Compliance Management System (DCMS).
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