The report of Hyogo Safety Day
Great Hanshin earthquake Commemorative Event was on January 17th in a cloudy rain day at HAT Kobe Nagisa Park. DNGL and Research Institute of Nursing Care for People and Community (RINCPC) from University of Hyogo was invited as exhibitors. The theme of the exhibition is “lest’s learn about Bosai mark”. In this event, Japan’s latest Bosai mark system was introduced along with the hand hygiene in shelter and participants were invited to experience how to wash hands without water. Despite the gloomy weather, the enthusiasm for participation was still high. Around 100 people visited our tent.
For the Bosai mark, most of the participants expressed that they understand and had seen these marks. However, some residents said they did not know much about these marks. Two of the residents said that the Bosai mark near their home had not been updated yet. In addition, all the foreigners expressed their willingness to learn more about Bosai marks. Although they had seen these marks in the streets of Japan, they did not understand the meaning. Most of the participants said the Bosai marks exhibition introduced something new, while a SDF soldier suggested providing further explanation of the logo design, such as why green was chosen as the logo background. (記·陶冶)
After the disaster, the shelter is in a dense state with lots of crowded victims. The pollutants cannot be treated well. Under the deterioration of the environment, which leads to the outbreak of infectious diseases. In order to avoid the respiratory infection (cold and flu) and gastroenteritis diseases (Norwalk virus) in the shelter, hand hygiene is very important. Learning the right way to wash hands cannot only ensure our health in shelters, but also plays an effective role of health protect in our daily life.
We provide posters of what the shelter is like; the reason to wash your hands; the moment to wash hands; the correct way of hands wash, and the methods of washing hands when there is no water in the shelter. We use alcohol disinfectants to teach them how to wash their hands correctly.
Finally, we collect the experience and suggestions for the hand washing in the shelters from participants. Many people have made good suggestions, such as the use of disposable plastic gloves, the use of disinfectant wet tissue and so on. We recommended them to add those things into the disaster preparedness bags.
The rain did not weaken the enthusiasm of the people. Hope those knowledge can help them in the disaster. （記·胡沁）