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OSHA Broadens Inspections With Drones, Sparking Industry Worries

February 04, 2019
OSHA has begun using drones to help determine whether to initiate inspections at a time when they may lack adequate resources, though the trend is prompting concern from industry attorneys, who say it could increase inspections for outdoor workplaces when the drones observe hazards in “plain view.” During a webinar last month, industry attorneys said OSHA will still need employers' permission to surveil properties using drones though they may be able to use information from drones in public areas to...


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