All employers have a responsibility to protect their employees from health and safety hazards in the workplace. Employees also have a right to be informed of all potential hazards in the workplace, as well as the right to refuse to work if they think it is dangerous.

Despite this, there was  a total of 78,000 UK employees injured at their workplace over 2012 - 2013 - which all added up to a total of 27 million working days lost due to either injury or illness.

To help raise awareness of accidents in the workplace, we've put together the below infographic detailing the most common hazards in the workplace:

Common hazards in the workplace

Read our accident at work resources below for more information:

Health and Safety at Work guide

How to report an accident at work

What is repetitive strain injury?

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

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