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Ladder Safety Tips: Preparing for Cold Weather

Summary: Dr. David Ross discusses ladder safety tips and how you can prepare for hidden dangers this Fall.
Air Date: 10/25/13
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Leigh Vinocur, MD
Guest Bio: David Ross, DO
David W. Ross, DO, FACEP, graduated from the Western University of the Health Sciences’ College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in 1982. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine/Charity Hospital in New Orleans, as well as a fellowship in hyperbaric medicine.

He has been an emergency physician in Colorado Springs, CO, with the Penrose/St. Francis Healthcare System since 1992. He serves as medical director for a wide variety of EMS and fire agencies located from the Kansas border to the mountain communities of Colorado.

Dr. Ross is very active participant in state-wide Colorado trauma center and EMS activities. He has been a member of the State EMS and Trauma Advisory Council (SEMTAC) for about six years and has participated in a large number of SEMTAC subcommittees and task forces. He is a former president of the Colorado Chapter of American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). He is also the former Chair of national ACEP’s Public Relations Committee.
Ladder Safety Tips: Preparing for Cold Weather
Temperatures are dropping across the country and Fall is in the air.

The change in season brings a vast array of new potential dangers.

For instance, ladder accidents are on the rise during the Holiday season with decorations, gutter cleaning and more. Are you taking proper measures? How can you best protect yourself and your loved ones?

Dr. David Ross joins Dr. Leigh to share the safety measures you need to take while preparing for cold weather. He discusses the dangers that accompany this change of season, including ladder safety tips, how to prevent potential slipping and sliding, black ice dangers and more.

Save yourself a potential trip to the ER this Fall.