That buzzing noise over a construction site could be an OSHA drone searching for safety violations.
Inspectors from the federal Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration are now authorized to use camera-carrying drones as part of their inspections of outdoor workplaces, according to a memorandum Bloomberg Law obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Attorneys who represent businesses in OSHA cases told Bloomberg Law that employers should be wary of giving OSHA inspectors blanket permission to fly remote-controlled aircraft above worksites.
OSHA declined an interview request from Bloomberg Law to discuss the drone program.
In a written Nov....