OSHA begins using drones for inspections
The future has arrived for building safety and code inspections.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has begun limited use of drones for building inspections deemed too unsafe for inspectors to conduct otherwise. Such inspections require the consent of the employer, reports the online publication EHSToday.com.
Drones can get a more encompassing view of a facility from the air and save lots of time compared to an inspection conducted on foot, the magazine reported. Companies that permit inspections by drone need to consider hiding trade secrets the camera could capture by air.
Drones also are responsible for a new OSHA job title: unmanned aircraft program manager. Read more about this.