hazardous


hazardous
Exposed to or involving danger; perilous; risky; involving risk of loss. Caminetti v. Guaranty Union Life Ins. Co., 52 Cal.App.2d 330, 126 P.2d 159, 162, 163.
The terms "hazardous", "extra-hazardous", "specially hazardous", and "not hazardous" are well-understood technical terms in the business of insurance, having distinct and separate meanings.
@ hazardous employment
High risk and extra perilous work. When used in context of workers' compensation, it refers to employment which requires employer to carry workers' compensation coverage or its equivalent regardless of the number of employees
@ hazardous insurance
Insurance effected on property which is in unusual or peculiar danger of destruction by fire, or on the life of a person whose occupation exposes him to special or unusual perils
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- hazardous negligence (See also negligence)
@ hazardous substance
A solid waste, or combination of solid wastes, which because of its quantity, concentration or physical, chemical, or infectious characteristics may cause, or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in serious irreversible, or incapacitating reversible, illness or pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported, or disposed of, or otherwise managed. 42 U.S. C.A. No. 6903(5). Includes certain flammable, toxic or radioactive substances.
Under the Federal Hazardous Substance Act, a substance may be a "hazardous substance" if it meets the statutory definition or has been so defined by regulation. U.S. v. Articles of Hazardous Substance, C.A.N.C., 588 F.2d 39.
See 15 U.S.C.A. No. 1261(f) et seq
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Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • hazardous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ risky; dangerous. DERIVATIVES hazardously adverb hazardousness noun …   English terms dictionary

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  • hazardous — Exposed to or involving danger; perilous; risky; involving risk of loss. Caminetti v. Guaranty Union Life Ins. Co., 52 Cal.App.2d 330, 126 P.2d 159, 162, 163. The terms hazardous , extra hazardous , specially hazardous , and not hazardous are… …   Black's law dictionary

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