Definition of occupational hazard in English:

occupational hazard

Line breaks: oc¦cu|pa¦tion¦al haz¦ard
(also occupational risk)


  • A risk accepted as a consequence of a particular occupation: visual overload is a necessary occupational hazard of busy art critics
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    • The practice is so commonplace that Arthur almost accepts it as an occupational hazard.
    • An aching back or limbs at the end of a working day should not simply be accepted as an occupational hazard.
    • The workers are calling for definite measures to reduce occupational risks and hazards on the job.

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