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occupational hazard

Syllabification: oc·cu·pa·tion·al haz·ard

Definition of occupational hazard in English:

noun

A risk accepted as a consequence of a particular occupation.
Example sentences
  • 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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