OSHA’s Updated Drone Inspection Program: Know Your Rights & Risks
The likelihood of OSHA conducting an inspection of your workplace using drones has significantly increased with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) new rule on the “Operation of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Over People.”
Even worse? It may have also paved the way for everyone’s worst nightmare - the potential for unannounced drone inspections.
When can OSHA now use drones to conduct inspections? What are your rights as an employer? Are unannounced drone inspections on the horizon?
What's certain is that employers are now subject to more aggressive inspection tactics and must take action to ensure compliance and avoid penalties. In this 60-minute webinar, you will get the answers you need and practical strategies for handling this evolving - and growing - inspection operation. Join us to learn:
- How the FAA’s updated rule impacts OSHA workplace inspections
- Your rights and how to enact them before and after a drone inspection
- Minimizing your company’s risk regarding “in plain view” when drones are used
- When OSHA can or cannot conduct a drone inspection of your worksite
- The likelihood of unannounced drone inspections in the both short- and long-term
- Timely and effectively responses to alleged OSHA violations and citations
OSHA’s Updated Drone Inspection Program: Understanding the Rules & Your Rights
- What the FAA's updated rule on the uses of drones means for your industry
- The four new categories included in the final rule and key details of each
- How “expressed consent” is defined if OSHA intends to use drones during an inspection
- OSHA’s requirements for conducting an inspection using drones
- How to exercise your rights both during and after an OSHA inspection
- Circumstances under which unannounced drone inspections could become the new norm
Minimizing Your Risk for OSHA Violations & Citations During an Inspection
- Selecting & training key personnel to participate in an inspection
- Specific tips for determining the scope of the inspection process
- 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
- Best practices to effectively contest and mitigate citations
About the Speaker
Jack Fearing, CPEA, is the Managing Partner for Fearing International Group LLC and has more than 35 years of experience in occupational safety & health management, program auditing & consulting.
- He is a certified Health & Safety auditor, an OSHA-authorized 10/30 hour instructor, and a professional member of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). He was the NJASSP Safety Professional of the Year in 2019.
- 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 global pharmaceutical company.
- 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 retired U.S. Army LTC, Senior Army Aviator & Aviation Safety Officer. During over 30 years of military on both active duty and the Army reserves he became an authority on Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations regarding aircraft operations in both controlled and uncontrolled civil airspace (14 CFR Part 107). He has a commercial pilot’s license with an instrument rating.
This informative 60-minute program will prepare you and your organization for an OSHA drone inspection, show you how to minimize your legal risks, and protect your employees and worksite from unnecessary disruptions in operations.
If you'd like this program customized for your organization, call us at 1-800-964-6033. We're certain we can fulfill your training needs, while making it fit in your budget!