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occupational hazard

This page is about the collocation occupational hazard

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

a danger that people doing a particular job face

For example

  • Getting infected with a disease is one of many occupational hazards that nurses face.

  • War photographers are often in danger, but they just say it's an occupational hazard.

Note:
A related collocation is "occupational risk"

Quick Quiz

I faced serious occupational hazards when I

a. was learning to be a driver

b. was the driver of a school bus

c. drove an ambulance in a war zone

Contributor: Matt Errey