Occ Health Safety & Performance
The new Occupational Health, Safety and Performance SIG will integrate the strong academic and clinical background of the Australasian Sleep Association with the experience of health and safety and industry professionals. This will provide a fertile opportunity to share ideas across disciplines, promote Association input to policy and optimise sleep health in industry. Whilst a number of members provide active input to occupational health and safety in industry the SIG will strengthen input from the Association into this important area, improving the translation of science into practice and helping the scientific community to understand operational and implementation opportunities and challenges in industrial settings. In addition to inviting ASA members to participate we will actively seek involvement from industry and the occupational health and safety community.
The SIG will enable these groups to:
- Share information and knowledge
- Develop joint industry and academic projects
- Educate industry and the workforce
- Increase awareness and public health knowledge
- Reduce accidents and illness
- Pool resources to combat shared issues
- Provide input to government policy and industry groups on a national and international level
This SIG will complement existing special interest groups within the ASA and indeed need to draw upon expertise from a range of disciplines. It will provide opportunities for translational research and major public health benefit, assisting us to achieve our vision and mission. It is an opportune time to combine scientific and industrial strengths to improve the health of all Australians at work, at play or at rest.
17th Apr 15
Dr Maree Barnes, the incoming president of the Australasian Sleep Association talks about Sleep Apnoea and Memory Loss. Listen to the conversation here
15th Apr 15
The ResMed Foundation/Sleep Health Foundation Research Entry Scholarship for 2015 has been awarded to Dr Anna Mohammadieh, ASA Member. Dr Mohammadieh will be using the Scholarship to research 'The Relationship between Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Atrial Fibrillation'.
The Australasian Sleep Association congratulates Dr Mohammadieh and looks forward to seeing the results of her efforts in the future.
14th Apr 15
As a member of the BMSD subcommittee I have been involved in coordinating the content for the APS Practice Certificate in Sleep Psychology. A working party was formed from within this subcommittee to meet with the APS Institute in late 2013 to plan the development and launch of an online certificate.