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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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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).
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