occupational hazard


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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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That is the occupational hazard that those who are serving or have served or who will serve, have to deal with," said Mr Tobiko.
In a meeting convened in the NHRC on the 1st May, 2008, it was reiterated that silicosis is an occupational hazard and could only be prevented if the working conditions of workers are properly regulated in both the organized and un-organized sectors and needful precautions are adhered to by the employers.
Job stress in office settings and risky structures in construction settings, are estimated to be the two leading occupational hazards, they said.
PICKING up injuries is, I'm afraid, an occupational hazard for professional rugby league players.
This is an occupational hazard that, with the right equipment, can be easily prevented.
The X-drape[TM] Sterilized Disposable Surgical Drape is designed to address the occupational hazard to physicians and hospital staff of high-level scattered radiation emanating from the patient's body during fluoroscopic procedures.
It's very easy to say one attack is too many but the sad fact is that violence is becoming an everyday occupational hazard faced by those working in the NHS - not just from patients but from drunken or emotionally charged friends and relatives.
Senior Days: Insightful Tales and No-Nonsense Help from the Frontlines of Eldercare" is a collection of anecdotes from the author about her days serving as a senior care expert--and the insanity and sadness that serves as an occupational hazard.
This system is described as addressing the serious occupational hazard of overheating employees who wear hardhats.
The regular scrubbing of hands is part of the job - an occupational hazard.
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