occupational hazard

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n occupational hazard any condition of a job that can result in illness or injury
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Quotations

  • John R. Stott
    John R. Stott
    “The Christian's chief occupational hazards are depression and discouragement.”

Usage

In literature:

Weirdness can be an occupational hazard in our field.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
Nor is her occupation hazardous and her ultimate fate tragic.
"In Defense of Women" by H. L. Mencken
The hazards which were courted by the daring occupation of Berber have been discussed in the last chapter.
"The River War" by Winston S. Churchill
When wages are comparatively high and work is steady fewer men enter the extra-hazardous occupation of crime.
"Crime: Its Cause and Treatment" by Clarence Darrow
As for health, there were many occupational hazards.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Even so, the pursuit of "stunts" and "scoops" will be a decidedly hazardous occupation.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, July 7th, 1920" by Various
This much is certain: it is surely a hazardous occupation now.
"The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume II" by Burton J. Hendrick
No one could imagine who it was, but many conjectures were hazarded, until the canoe drew near enough for its occupants to be distinguished.
"At War with Pontiac" by Kirk Munroe and J. Finnemore
We didn't much talk about it; we chalked it off as occupational hazards.
"The Hunted Heroes" by Robert Silverberg
He couldn't hazard a guess as to the nature of the big man's occupation.
"The Gray Mask" by Wadsworth Camp
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In news:

Farming is one of the nation's most hazardous occupations.
The hectic fall harvest is under way, and that means the dangers of everyday farm work -- one of the nation's most hazardous occupations -- are compounded by the rush to bring in crops on time.
Work-Related Stress Emerging as Major Global Occupational Health Hazard Stress Creating Workplace Hazard as Damaging as Chemical and Biological Hazards.
One of the occupational hazards of boat testing is fantasizing about the ultimate dream boat.
It is an occupational hazard of being a writer to be appalled by the prose style you deployed in your youth.
During seasons in which weather can be potentially hazardous, it's important that facility managers take the proper precautions to help prevent elevator damage and protect the safety of building occupants.
Snakebites were a constant occupational hazard, leading Mr Haast to adopt an unusual regimen of self-medication.
It is an occupational hazard that writing about music in this town means not writing about so much of the music that happens in this town.
It's an occupational hazard, which can lead to some foul-tasting encounters.
But around the world, journalism can have life-threatening occupational hazards.
Occupational Hazards of Comedy.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administrations has released 12 educational videos on how to protect workers from potential hazards in the construction industry.
But before your teen dives into the work force, here's what you both need to know to avoid any occupational hazards.
As practitioners , many find interrupted sleep an occupational hazard, especially oral maxillofacial surgeons (OMFS).
Deadly snakes are not a typical occupational hazard for most college professors , but Allen Gontz of Weymouth is not most college professors .
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In science:

NFPA 13. The water source will be designed to accommodate wet sprinkler systems serving extra hazard occupancies as may arise throughout the life of the facility.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
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