A seminar was held in Himi City, Toyama Prefecture on the evening of the 21st to learn about post-disaster health guidance for industrial physicians and public health nurses from companies responsible for the health management of people affected by the Noto Peninsula Earthquake.

The seminar, held at the Fureai Sports Center in Himi City, brought together industrial physicians and public health nurses from companies in western Toyama Prefecture, which were hit hard by the recent earthquake. Dr. Sadanobu Kagamimori, director of the Toyama Industrial Health Comprehensive Support Center, who provides health consultations to people, gave a lecture.

Dr. Kagamimori said that the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, like the Noto Peninsula Earthquake, occurred in January, and that in addition to stress, victims were affected by the cold, increasing the risk of heart, blood vessel, and brain diseases, and many died. I said that.

He then advised them on the importance of instructing them to use heating appropriately and stocking up on materials to keep them warm, such as blankets.

He also pointed out that changes in the living environment can lead to depression and sleep disorders, and that physical function declines when opportunities for physical activity decrease, so it is necessary to continue lifestyle guidance and mental care over the long term. .

One industrial physician who participated said, ``I got a good understanding of the changes that occur in the mind and body of disaster victims.I want to utilize this information in my company's efforts.''

Dr. Kagamimori said, ``I would like industrial physicians and public health nurses in the disaster-stricken areas to work together with managers and workers to protect health in the workplace.''