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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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County maps depicting HRI rates per capita and weighted MET rates depict areas of greater HRI incidence and potential occupational risk factors for HRI, respectively.
If we consider the fact that 10-30% of workers from the evolved countries and 50-79% from the workers from the countries in course of evolution are constantly exposed to occupational risk factors or are working in non-ergonomic conditions we just can draw the conclusion that the problem of evaluating these factors and the study of their genesis (appearance, development, manifestation, effects) is a clef for amelioration/optimization of professional life--the "iceberg" model (Roughton & Mercurio, 2002).
Assessment of occupational risk for hantavirus infection in Arizona and New Mexico.
It provides the opportunity to focus on various aspects related to the appropriate implementation of the National Programme for Occupational Risks Management for the 2009-2011 period, in accordance with the policy guidelines and objectives of the presidential programme in the area of health and safety at work.
Managements are also obliged to provide workers with a list of occupational risks associated with their work.
Managing occupational risks for hepatitis C transmission in the health care setting.
For > 50 years, occupational risks of histoplasmosis in bridge workers have been well documented (Englert and Phillips 1953; Jones et al.
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About National Safe Handling Awareness Month Now in its fifth year, National Safe Handling Awareness Month (April) was created to raise awareness of the occupational risks associated with handling hazardous drugs and educate healthcare providers on the guidelines and safety measures that may be taken to prevent hazardous drug exposure.
Peter Rousmaniere's take on occupational risks in China is from my experience too rosy of a picture ("Work Safety Emerges in China," in Risk and Insurance[R], March 2007, Page 20).
hospital autopsy rates have dropped to single digits, and concerns by pathologists about occupational risks and biosafety have likely contributed to this decline.
The ISSA's work in occupational safety and health is carried out by "sections" that focus on preventing occupational risks in specific industries, such as agriculture, construction, and mining.
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