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Nova Medical Centers offer onsite drug and alcohol testing 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to ensure the workplace is safe from unnecessary risk.

To order:

  • During Business Hours call 1-866-480-1310 or click here to email.
  • After Hours please call 1-866-480-1310, option 2.
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Nova Medical Centers Announces New Chattanooga Location

Nova Medical Centers, the nation’s largest 100 percent pure occupational health services company, will be opening its third location in Tennessee in Chattanooga in late February 2014, weeks after opening two centers in Memphis.

The new Memphis locations will showcase best in class occupational medical services, a standard in all Nova Medical Centers. This facility will be located at 5779 Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37411.

The center will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

“In the first quarter of 2014, Nova Medical Centers will aggressively enter the Tennessee workers’ compensation market with four offices in three cities,” Bruce Meymand, Chief Operating Officer for Nova Medical Centers, said.

The date for the center’s opening is tentative, but the Chattanooga facility is anticipated to open for business on Feb. 26, 2014.

How To Protect Workers In Cold Environments

Winters can be tough. And they can be especially tough for workers who have prolonged outdoor exposure in cold climates. Exposure to cold temperatures can cause serious health problems! Therefore, it is important that employers protect their employees in these cold environments.

How can workers be protected? We will share potential health problems caused by the cold, danger signs to look out for, and finally, how to protect workers.

Prolonged exposure to freezing or cold temperatures may cause serious health problems such as trench foot, frostbite and hypothermia. In extreme cases, including cold-water immersion, exposure can lead to death.

Danger signs include uncontrolled shivering, slurred speech, clumsy movements, fatigue and confused behavior. If these signs are observed, call 911.

Tips To Protect Workers

There are some measures that can be taken to combat and prevent many illnesses and injuries associated with prolonged exposure to freezing or cold temperatures:

  1. Recognize the environmental and workplace conditions that may be dangerous.
  2. Learn the signs and symptoms of cold-induced illnesses and injuries and what to do to help workers.
  3. Train workers about cold-induced illnesses and injuries.
  4. Encourage workers to wear proper clothing for cold, wet and windy conditions, including layers that can be adjusted to changing conditions.
  5. Be sure workers in extreme conditions take a frequent short break in warm dry shelters to allow their bodies to warm up.
  6. Try to schedule work for the warmest part of the day.
  7. Avoid exhaustion or fatigue because energy is needed to keep muscles warm.
  8. Use the buddy system – work in pairs so that one worker can recognize danger signs.
  9. Drink warm, sweet beverages (sugar water, sports-type drinks) and avoid drinks with caffeine (coffee, tea, sodas or hot chocolate) or alcohol.
  10. Eat warm, high-calorie foods such as hot pasta dishes.
  11. Remember, workers face increased risks when they take certain medications, are in poor physical condition or suffer from illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension or cardiovascular disease.

This information can be found on OSHA’s Cold Stress Card. For free copies of OSHA’s Cold Stress Card in English or Spanish, go to OSHA’s website, www.osha.gov, or call 1(800) 321-OSHA.

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Nova Medical Centers Announces New Locations in Memphis

Nova Medical Centers, the nation’s largest 100 percent pure occupational health services company, will be opening its first locations in Tennessee in February 2014. Nova now has 40 occupational medicine facilities across Texas, Georgia & Tennessee. These two Memphis facility will be Nova Medical Centers’ 36th and 37th operating locations nationwide.

The new Memphis locations will showcase best in class occupational medical services, a standard in all Nova Medical Centers.  These facilities will be located at the following addresses:

  1. The first facility to open will be located at 3965 S. Mendenhall Road, Memphis, TN 38115.
  2. The second Memphis facility will be located at 2781 Airways Blvd, Memphis, TN 38132.

Both Memphis centers will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Nova continues to expand its footprint to better serve our national customers while focusing on improved access to cost effective, high quality occupational healthcare in local markets,” Steve Flack, Chief Financial Officer for Nova Medical Centers, said.

Dates for the centers’ openings are tentative; the Airways Blvd facility is anticipated to open on Feb. 12, 2014, and the S. Mendenhall Road facility is anticipated to open on Feb. 19, 2014.