What is an occupational disease?

by Kara Dolan-West | Nov 24, 2014 | General Information

According to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ compensation, an occupational disease is “a disease peculiar to a particular industrial process to which an employee is not generally subjected or exposed and is contracted in the course of employment.” Occupational diseases usually occur over time, and can be compensable injuries for which an injured worker may receive workers’ compensation benefits. An example of an occupational disease is asbestosis.