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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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Thus, the authors should emphasize the need for more evidence-based research that could serve as a subsidy for the development and implementation of public policies that are favorable to the reduction of occupational risks in the group studied.
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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).
Consistent with previous rulings concerning Italy and the Netherlands (respectively on 15 November 2001, C 49/00, and 22 May 2003, C-441/01), the Directive (Article 7) imposes an obligation in principle on employers to designate one or more workers to carry out activities related to protection against and prevention of occupational risks.
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