Definition of Occupational Disease
Example of Occupational Disease
- Office and factory workers are at risk for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Occupational Disease Pronunciation
Syllabification: oc·cu·pa·tion·al dis·ease
- American English – /ahk-yuh-pAY-shuhn-l di-zEEz/
- British English – /ok-yu-pAY-shuh-nuhl di-zEEz/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ɑkjəˈpeɪʃənəl dɪˈziz/
- British English – /ˌɒkju(ː)ˈpeɪʃənl dɪˈziːz/
- Plural: occupational diseases
- An occupational disease can lead to a disability.
- Also called industrial disease.
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- Word origin of “occupational” and “disease” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “occupational disease.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 22, 2021 (https://sociologydictionary.org/occupational-disease/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
occupational disease. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/occupational-disease/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “occupational disease.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 22, 2021. https://sociologydictionary.org/occupational-disease/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“occupational disease.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 22 Oct. 2021. <https://sociologydictionary.org/occupational-disease/>.