occupational hazard


: an injury or ailment resulting from the work one does or from the environment in which one works
Hand injuries are an occupational hazard for typists.

Examples of occupational hazard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In short, trauma is an occupational hazard of the job. Sadie Elisseou, STAT, 23 May 2024 But his aggressive racing style had an occupational hazard: dozens, perhaps even hundreds, of crashes. Michael S. Rosenwald, New York Times, 23 May 2024 Drugs were an occupational hazard, Ms. Johnson said. Ruth La Ferla, New York Times, 13 Jan. 2024 Assassination was the main occupational hazard of ruling the Roman Empire: More than a dozen Roman rulers met violent ends between Julius Caesar in 44 B.C. and Severus Alexander. Kyle Harper, WSJ, 20 Oct. 2023 The online abuse may be an occupational hazard of serving in Congress at a tribal moment in politics, when there is little room for lawmakers to break with their own party, no matter the circumstances or the issue. Annie Karni, New York Times, 22 July 2023 Most of those who were hospitalized have been men of working age, reflecting the fact that, for many Americans, heat is an occupational hazard. J. David Goodman, New York Times, 13 July 2023 And with her work focused on children, being around babies and toddlers often poses an occupational hazard for Kate! Simon Perry, Peoplemag, 15 June 2023 David Wilson for the Boston Globe For Irish author Nicole Flattery, typing is more than just an occupational hazard. Maya Homan, BostonGlobe.com, 6 July 2023

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“Occupational hazard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/occupational%20hazard. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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