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Future Enterprises, Government Inspections, and Drones: Agencies are Using Drones More and More for Site Inspections

12/18/2018

OSHA’s Director of Enforcement Programs, Thomas Galassi, recently issued a Memorandum for Regional Administrators regarding usage of drones for site inspections: OSHA’s Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Inspections (Drone Memo). The Drone Memo indicates that drones may be used to “collect evidence during inspections in certain workplace settings, including in areas that are inaccessible or pose a safety risk to inspection personnel. UAS may also be used for technical assistance in emergencies, during compliance assistance activities, and for training.”

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