New FAA rule expanding uses for flying small drones may open doors to uses in worksite inspections

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently announced a final rule allowing operators to fly small drones, also called unmanned aircraft systems, over people under certain circumstances. It expands the circumstances under which drones can operate without a waiver or exemption. This new rule could lead the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to push for the increased use of drones in worksite inspections. Read more here.