76138988_28394182ec_mDriving 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.

It is important that employers protect employees by implementing policies that improve safety, but it also important for employees 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. AFC Urgent Care Edgewater is experienced in treating all types of work related injuries.

Our walk-in urgent care center is a great alternative to the ER, fully staffed with experienced physicians and medical staff to treat your workers’ injuries. AFC Urgent Care is committed to providing fast, affordable, quality health care. For more information on our occupational health services, call us today!