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It is important that an employer protects their employees by implementing policies that improve safety. However, employees also need to understand how to protect themselves from common winter injuries. Cold temperatures, snow, sleet, freezing rain and ice increase the risk for several types of work-related 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 causing people to slip and fall and potentially hurt themselves on the job.

Unfortunately, accidents do occur. This is especially true in the workplace. Employers and employees should rely on experienced medical establishments to handle workers’ compensation injuries. That’s why you should choose AFC Norwalk.

Our walk-in urgent care center is a great alternative to the ER for many non-life-threatening injuries; it is staffed by physicians and medical support staff to treat your workers’ injuries with no appointment needed. In addition, we will work with the employer to handle insurance/billing in the most efficient way possible. For more information on our occupational health services, call us today at 203-845-9100.