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Are you sleep deprived?

Feb 18, 2015 ISS Comments (0)

Here’s a very simple test that can help you determine if you are sleep deprived, as featured on

And if you worry about the amount of sleep - or the quality of sleep - you are currently having, here are some simple and easy sleeping tips from Night School Book to set yourself up for a good night’s rest.

Of particular interest is the tip to put down the laptop, tablet and phone two hours before you go to bed. I would add to that – turn off these devices, as anything that beeps is likely to wake you up if you are drifting off to sleep. Also, devices making noises in the night might not be remembered in the morning but that does not mean they have not woken you from a deep sleep into a lighter, less restful slumber. 

Finally, and if keeping devices on in your bedroom didn't already have enough evidence against it, there are the risks of electromagnetic radiation, as indicated in this brief CBS News post. 

Spreading the safety message with Zurich

Feb 13, 2015 ISS Comments (0)

It was  personally very enjoyable to be invited to be a guest speaker at Zurich’s recent road safety forum held in Melbourne and Sydney.

Considering Zurich is Australia’s largest motor insurer, it was an honour to be approached and participate given the high quality Zurich customers who were invited to attend.

I was able talk to some of Australia’s leading CEOs and other leaders in the transport business regarding the human related risks of their industry.

It was interesting for me to see how receptive the delegates were to improving safety, so I’m looking forward to hearing their results as they implement new programs. A key message of my presentation was the critical need to measure the performance of safety initiatives to help inform future investments. 

A bonus for Integrated Safety Support was seeing that our presentation was picked up by leading publications including:

Crash course in road safety highlights technological threats and opportunities as featured on the Strategic Risk website.

The event was also covered by  Insurance Business Online  with their article: Insurer hosts corporate road safety workshop.

If anyone would like a copy of the presentation PowerPoint pack please email me via

Developing healthy sleep patterns - 1950s style...

Feb 09, 2015 ISS Comments (0)

Even though this 1950s clip on good sleeping habits is very cheesy, it’s funny to see how much is still relevant 65 years later:

Sleep for health - 1950s style video


(Thanks to Ian Dunican for finding this flashback.)

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