Caution_SlipperyWalking to work on slippery roads is not the only thing workers have to worry about during winter months. Cold temperatures, snow, sleet, freezing rain and ice increase the risk for several types of work-related injuries.

Employers should protect employees by implementing policies that improve safety, but employees also have to understand how to protect themselves from common winter injuries.

When workers have to walk through snow-covered parking lots or use icy sidewalks, they track snow and ice with them. As the snow and ice melt, they leave puddles of water that make hard surfaces slippery.

Unfortunately, accidents do occur. This is especially true in the workplace. That is why employees depend on reliable companies to handle workers’ compensation injuries. AFC Bridgeport has over 33 years of experience in occupational health services for businesses. The AFC occupational medicine program is an integrated, comprehensive source for health services used by all types of businesses and of all sizes.

Our walk-in urgent care center is a great alternative to the ER, fully staffed with physicians and medical staff to treat your workers’ non-life threatening illnesses and injuries. For more information on our occupational health services, click here or call 203-333-4400.