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LINE WORKS LINE WORKS launches official version of “Heatstroke Alert” that notifies the level of caution f or heatstroke on chat

LINE WORKS
LINE WORKS launches official version of “Heatstroke Alert” that notifies the level of caution for heatstroke on chat
Supports heatstroke prevention measures in the workplace, and can be checked on your smartphone at the workplace
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LINE WORKS Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo,
co-representatives: Takeshi Shimaoka, Ryuichi Masuda), which provides the communication tool “LINE WORKS” for business sites, today announced the warning level for heatstroke on “LINE WORKS”. We are pleased to announce that we have started providing the official version of the “Heatstroke Alert”. This feature has been added to the LINE WORKS app directory*1 and can be used for free.
“Heatstroke Alert” delivers the “Heat Index (WBGT) *2”, which is an index for preventing heatstroke, and the level of alert for heatstroke that day. By being able to quickly understand how likely you are to get heatstroke on a given day, you can encourage people to take measures to prevent heatstroke, such as self-care and educating those around them. By raising awareness of heat stroke prevention in the workplace, we aim to minimize accidents and health risks.
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*1 App Directory is a feature that allows you to use LINE WORKS even more conveniently by linking LINE WORKS with external services. By simply adding and configuring external service apps, you can use multiple external services with just LINE WORKS. *2 Heat index (WBGT): A heat index that evaluates stress caused by a hot environment, taking into account humidity, wind speed, and radiant heat in addition to temperature. (Ministry of the Environment website:
https://www.wbgt.env.go.jp/wbgt.php)
background
According to an announcement by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare*2, in 2023, the number of casualties (deaths and absence from work for 4 days or more) due to workplace heat stroke will increase by 34% compared to the previous year (1,106 people), and approximately 40% of the total will be in the construction and manufacturing industries. It is occurring in
As a cause of fatal accidents, there are cases in which the heat index (WBGT) is not understood, and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has announced that each workplace should “understand the heat index (WBGT) and take appropriate measures to prevent heatstroke according to that value. “Implementation of the necessary measures” is listed as one of the areas that should be prioritized.
In addition, from April 2024, a new level of “heatstroke warning alert” will be introduced to encourage “awareness” of the heat and call for vigilance against heatstroke when dangerous heat is expected. The above “Heatstroke Special Warning Alert” has been newly created. *3 Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare: 2020 “Incidence of deaths and injuries due to heat stroke in the workplace” (final value) https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/newpage_40473.html
As an initiative to minimize health damage caused by heatstroke in the workplace and on-site, LINE WORKS Co., Ltd. has introduced the “Heatstroke Alert,” which was offered on LINE WORKS as a beta version last year. This year, we started offering the official version. Vigilance level for heatstroke is distributed daily to “LINE WORKS” The official version of “Heatstroke Alert” delivers the “Heat Index (WBGT)”, which is an index for preventing heatstroke, and the level of alert for heatstroke that day. You can immediately understand how likely you are to get heatstroke on a given day, and you can take measures to prevent heatstroke, such as self-management and educating those around you.
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Overview of the official version of the “Heatstroke Alert” / Distribution time: The prediction of the highest heat index and alert level will be distributed on the evening of the previous day (around 6:00 p.m.) and on the morning of the day (around 7:00 p.m.).・Various settings: You can set the heat index to be notified and the prefecture where you want to receive alerts.・Setting method: The administrator needs to add the “Heatstroke Alert” app to the app directory. For more information, please refer to “■ How to start using” at the bottom of this page or the website below.
Website: https://guide.worksmobile.com/jp/admin/admin-guide/appdirectory/add-change-delete-app/ – This year’s offer period: Scheduled to be from July 3, 2024 to October 2024 – Target audience: Anyone using LINE WORKS *3 Can be used for free.
*Disclaimer
・Information on this service is provided based on the predicted values ​​of the “Heat Index (WBGT) predicted value electronic information provision service” operated by the Ministry of the Environment. ・As predicted values ​​may differ from actual values ​​due to weather changes, etc., we do not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided by this service.
・Please note that the provision of this service may be temporarily or long-term suspended without notice due to maintenance or system failure, and the Company will not be responsible for any damages resulting from this.
・For information on heatstroke prevention, please visit the Ministry of the Environment’s heatstroke prevention information site
(https://www.wbgt.env.go.jp/).
How to start using it
When the LINE WORKS administrator adds the app from the app directory screen, members can also use the “Heatstroke Alert” app.
[Administrator operations]
・Open the “Administrator screen” and open the “Apps” page
・Added “Heatstroke Alert” from the “LINE WORKS” app directory screen [User operations]
・Use the app bot to operate from the talk screen
For detailed operating instructions, please refer to the LINE WORKS official blog URL:
https://line-works.com/blog/product/heatstroke_alert_app_2024/ What is “LINE WORKS”?
This business chat is equipped with a full range of groupware functions that can be used in the field, such as chat and stamps, as well as bulletin boards, calendars, address books, and surveys. It is independently developed and provided while maintaining the ease of use of the communication app “LINE,” and anyone can use it right away from the day it is introduced, with minimal user training. In addition to PCs and tablets, most functions can be used with just a smartphone, so it is increasingly being used not only for office work but also in “on-site” locations such as offices and stores where there is little time to use a PC. There is a free version and a paid version (Standard and Advanced), and even the free version allows you to use most of the basic functions, and it can also be used for communication with customers, business partners, and other external parties.
In Fuji Chimera Research Institute’s “Software Business New Market 2018-2023 Edition”, we achieved the No. 1 share in domestic paid business chat for 6 consecutive years from 2017 to 2022.
■Company overview
Company name: LINE WORKS Co., Ltd.
Head Office: 11F Jingumae Tower Building, 1-5-8 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Established: June 2015
Representative: Co-representative: Takeshi Shimaoka, Ryuichi Masuda Capital: 5.52 billion yen
URL: https://line-works.com/
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*The information contained in this press release is current as of the date of announcement. Please note that this information is subject to change without notice.

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