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Monday Roundup – April 20, 2015

We hope you had a wonderful weekend! Time to catch up on the latest occupational medicine, workplace safety, physical therapy, and general health news with our April 20th Monday Roundup!

As always, if we left something out, tweet it to us at @Nova_MedCenters!

  • We want to start off by sending a big congrats to Dr. Shannon Sloan on completing the BP MS150 over the weekend. While the first day was cancelled due to weather, Dr. Sloan did complete the second day of the ride from La Grange to Austin, TX. We are proud of her for putting in countless hours training for the ride and for raising money to help end MS.


  • Spring is the perfect time to work on gutters and windows around the office and home, so Art of Manliness put out a detailed visual guide on safely using ladders for your jobs. In the article, they state that “…there are over 90,000 emergency room cases related to ladders, and innumerable more that aren’t treated in hospitals.” We hope this graphic helps cut back on the injuries.
  • Last week was the 103rd year anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic. While countless lives were lost that day, the accident did set in new guidelines to help avoid future disasters during accidents. Here are five as compiled by EHSToday.com.
  • Does your company have a cell phone policy? As we become more and more dependent on smartphones to help us operate during the day, we become more distracted during work hours. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and it’s the perfect time for you to put in a safety policy to help protect your employees and your company from accidents caused by smart phone distractions.

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