Karoshi White Paper Factors of Depression Increase in Male ‘Continuous Work’ ‘Female Harassment’ | NHK

The content of this year’s ‘karoshi white paper’ has been clarified, and following the analysis of the trends of those who developed depression and were recognized as work-related accidents, the category of the industry includes ‘medical and wellness’ and ‘construction’. In addition, it is recalled that there is a difference in the factors of appearance between men and women, and that measures must be taken according to each individual.

Among them, we analyzed 4491 people who developed depression due to stress at work and long working hours during the 10 years from 2010 to 2019 and were certified as an accident at work.

Comparing by industry in the first half and second half of the five years,
“Manufacturing” was about 17% of the total, and the situation was the same.
“Medical/Wellness” rose from 12% to over 14% and became the second most common,
The share of the “construction industry” also increased from 7% to 9%.

Additionally, when looking at the causes of onset for the three years from 2012 and the following five years, the increase in the ratio is evident because:
▽While the men “worked continuously for more than 2 weeks”,
▽ There was a difference among women who reported being “harassed or intimidated”.

Based on these results, the white paper stresses that “it is necessary to take detailed measures such as deciding the hours of work and the content of the work according to the situation in which the workers are placed, and taking into account the illnesses and hospital visits”.

The white paper is expected to be approved by Cabinet shortly.

According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, 629 people were declared work accidents last year due to depression, etc.

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