Avoiding injury, mishaps when winter weather hits

With white stuff on the way, the HAN Network paid a visit to Griffin Hospital in Derby to get tips on winter safety.

Kate Czaplinski talks with Griffin staff about some of the most common dangers in the winer. The hospital staff often see common mistakes and mishaps that can lead to serious injury when it comes to shoveling, walking safely on uneven snow surfaces, using a snowblower and more.

Watch the videos below and get more tips at GriffinHealth.org.

Courtney Benedetto of Griffin talks common strain caused by shoveling snow. Watch the video below and find out how to avoid injury.

Joseph Burnett who works in Griffin's emergency management, gives safe driving tips. It's good information for new drivers and important reminders for all who may be out on the road. (See video below).

Walking like a penguin can keep you safe. Courtney Benedetto and Lindsey Peso explain how you should walk on uneven winter surfaces to avoid a fall in the video below.

Joseph Burnett explains how to keep your family safe from the "silent killer" (watch video below).

Snowblowers definitely make life easier, but each winter hospital emergency rooms see many snowblower-related injuries. Watch the video below to find out what you need to think about before starting up the blower.

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