OSHA’s Inspection Drone Program: Impact on Your Business
Now you don’t only need to worry about an OSHA inspector at your door, but hovering above your work site!
OSHA inspectors can now use Unmanned Aircraft Systems (i.e., “Drones”) to conduct certain types of workplace compliance inspections. When can OSHA use drones? What are your rights?
Today, employers are subject to more aggressive inspection tactics and must take action to ensure compliance and avoid penalties. In this 60-minute webinar, you’ll get the answers you need and practical strategies for handling this latest inspection technique.
After attending, you’ll be able to:
- Recognize what OSHA's recent drone memorandum means for your industry
- Protect your employees and workplace during an OSHA drone inspection
- Know when OSHA can or cannot conduct a drone inspection
- Understand and enact your rights during & after an OSHA drone inspection
- Timely and effectively respond to alleged OSHA violations and citations
The OSHA Inspector Arrives with a Drone - Now What Should You Do?
- Preparations for dealing with a drone inspection
- Specific tips for determining the scope of the inspection process
- Guidance on determining the drone operator’s qualifications
- Your rights both during and after an OSHA inspection?
Minimizing Your Risk for OSHA Violations & Citations
- Explanation of the types of violation - where are you at risk?
- Understanding the new OSHA formula for issuing penalties
- Your options & requirements for responding to an alleged violation
- Procedures for contesting and mitigating citations
- Understanding the revised OSHA penalty table
OSHA Compliance Best Practices for Your Workplace
- Flex your muscle: Keys to exercising your rights
- What you can do now to prepare BEFORE an OSHA Drone inspection
- Steps to eliminating risks, minimize potential penalties and protect your workplace
Question and Answer Session - Hear expert answers to real-world questions!
About the Speaker
Jack Fearing, CPEA, is the Managing Partner for Fearing International Group LLC, a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB). He has more than 35 years of experience in occupational safety & health management, consulting and DOD aviation safety.
- His experience includes EHS Director for a global defense contractor, an audit program director for multi-national manufacturing company and audit team leader for a leading pharmaceutical company.
- He is a certified Health & Safety auditor, an OSHA-authorized 10/30 hour (501) instructor, and a professional member of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and Boston University.
- He is a retired US Army LT Colonel, Senior Army Aviator and Aviation Safety Officer. During over 30 years of military service he became an authority on Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations regarding aircraft operations in both controlled and uncontrolled civil airspace (14 CFR part 107).
- Jack is an accomplished speaker and author and has been published in "CoatingsPro", "Today's Facility Manager", "Facility Safety Management," and various American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) professional journals on numerous safety topics. He is a frequent speaker and trainer for local, regional and international venues.
The risk of getting an inspection, either in person or by drone, from OSHA is more likely than ever and the penalties for non-compliance have increased significantly. This informative 60-minute program will prepare you and your organization for an OSHA drone inspection, minimizing your legal risks, potential citations, protecting your employees and unnecessary disruptions in your operations.