occupational disease
oc·cu·pa·tion·al disease /ˌä-kyə-'pā-shə-nəl-/ n: an ailment that results from the characteristic conditions or functions of one's employment rather than from the ordinary risks to which the general public is exposed and that renders one eligible for workers' compensation compare disability 1

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

occupational disease
n.
A disease caused by a particular job or resulting from long-term exposure to conditions at a particular job.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


occupational disease
A disease that an employee develops as the result of exposure to particular substances, working conditions, or requirements on the job. Black lung disease from mining, mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure, and repetitive stress disorder caused by typing or running a cash register are all examples of occupational disease.
Category: Employment Law & HR → Employee Rights
Category: Employment Law & HR → Human Resources

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


occupational disease
n. A disease or injury contracted as a result of prolonged exposure to unsafe substances or conditions in the natural course of one's employment, where the risk of such condition or injury is greater than that prevalent in the general population.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


occupational disease
A disease resulting from exposure during employment to conditions or substances that are detrimental to health (such as black lung disease contracted by miners).

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


occupational disease
A disease resulting from exposure during employment to conditions or substances that are detrimental to health (such as black lung disease contracted by miners).

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

occupational disease
n.
   an illness resulting from long-term employment in a particular type of work, such as black lung disease among miners, or cancer among asbestos installers. If the chances of being afflicted by such an illness are significantly higher than the average in the population, then a former employee may receive benefits from Social Security or worker's compensation for a work-related disability.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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