occupational hazard


a danger or hazard to workers that is inherent in a particular occupation: Silicosis is an occupational hazard of miners.

Nearby words

  1. occupation groupings,
  2. occupation layer,
  3. occupational,
  4. occupational dermatitis,
  5. occupational disease,
  6. occupational medicine,
  7. occupational pension,
  8. occupational psychology,
  9. occupational safety and health administration,
  10. occupational therapy

Origin of occupational hazard

First recorded in 1950–55

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019