occupational hazard
n.
A risk that is an accepted aspect of a particular job, as a natural consequence of working conditions and actions.

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


occupational hazard
A danger or risk particular to certain jobs. For example, hearing loss might be an occupational hazard for those who work around loud machinery or in a rock band.
Category: Employment Law & HR → Employee Rights
Category: Employment Law & HR → Human Resources

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


occupational hazard
n. A risk peculiar to the specific occupation or place of employment and that arises in normal work at such a job or workplace. Occupational hazards include the likelihood of accidental injuries and diseases.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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