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OhioBWC - Basics:  Occupational Disease (OD)

Occupational Disease (OD)

An OD is a disease process arising in the course of and out of employment, which usually occurs over a period of time. From a workers’ compensation standpoint, one of the key criteria for determining if a disease is occupational in nature is determining if the injured worker’s employment creates a greater risk of contracting a disease than the public in general.