occupational disease OD

Occupational disease (OD) is any abnormal condition or disorder, other than one resulting from an occupational injury, that is caused by, or alleged to be caused by, exposure to environmental factors associated with employment, including acute and chronic illnesses or diseases that may be caused by inhalation, absorption, ingestion, or direct contact.

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State workers compensation laws vary as to whether coverage is afforded for occupational disease.