Consider all the occupations where the ‘office’ is outdoors:
· Highways and road crews
· Airport ground personnel
· Power utility repair
· Heavy equipment operation
· Farming and field labor
Lightning is an often overlooked occupational hazard, despite the many weather-related injuries that occur worldwide to those whose jobs require extensive time spent outdoors. INO Technologies is aiming to change that with their personal, portable weather monitor that works to keep outdoor workers out of harm’s way when potentially dangerous storms or excessive heat or cold develop.
Wouldn’t it bring you peace of mind to have an affordable, personal, portable weather monitor to take with you to our outside job every day? You would have a reliable and accurate way to monitor approaching storms anywhere you are and get yourself to safety before disaster strikes in the form of lightning, hail, high winds, extreme heat and extreme cold.
How does a handheld weather monitor work?
A cluster of electronic sensors for temperature, barometric pressure, lightning detection, humidity, and more are housed in a single hand-held device to assist you in gathering information about what the weather is doing where you are working. The device’s display screen shows you current weather data, including how far impending lightning strikes are, for your location without using the internet or a cellular connection.
Armed with this array of easy to understand weather data, people who work outdoors can pay close attention to what is happening in their environment and act promptly to get themselves and coworkers to a safe place (and not go back outside too soon after a storm has passed).
OSHA has published a number of documents on staying safe when working outdoors, including reducing lightning hazards, winter weather precautions, and occupational heat stress. For more OSHA resources, click here.
INO Technologies founder and president, Michael Lands, caught up with Joshua Lindenstein at BizWest to talk about the INO Weather Pro™, the first handheld device that combines weather data and real-time local lightning detection. Check out the article to learn about the INO Weather Pro and how the technical advances in this handheld weather monitor will help protect you from lightning for years to come.