OSHA Drone Inspections: Part 2

FDR Safety

Whether employers like them or not, drones are a safer way to perform inspections. The post OSHA Drone Inspections: Part 2 appeared first on FDRsafety In our previous blog on drones we addressed whether you should or shouldn’t allow OSHA to operate drones on your worksite.

OSHA Now Using Drones For Safety Inspections

FDR Safety

This is largely due to OSHA’s 2018 implementation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems to improve safety inspections. The memorandum essentially states that OSHA has added Unmanned Aircraft Systems, commonly known as drones, to their toolkit for conducting safety inspections.

Roof Inspection Checklists

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Roof Inspection Checklists can be automated and linked to detailed cost models for budgeting and project estimation. The post Roof Inspection Checklists appeared first on 4BT. Roof Inspection Checklists Uncategorized

The 10 Pros And Cons Of Construction Site Inspections


Inspections are an essential part of the construction process. Construction construction inspections construction site construction site inspection inspection inspectorIf done correctly, they can have tremendous advantages for anyone working in the industry.

Some vital steps for concrete post-pour inspection

Construction Cost Estimating

This civil engineering article sheds light on the required steps for post-concrete inspection as soon as decluttering of any concrete structure is completed.

Court Limits Scope Of OSHA Inspections

FDR Safety

Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently found that OSHA could not expand the scope of an injury-based inspection to a wall-to-wall inspection based on the employer’s OSHA 300 Logs. The post Court Limits Scope Of OSHA Inspections appeared first on FDRsafety.

Prepare for an OSHA Inspection

The Safety Blog

Planning for an OSHA inspection is good business. Take these 5 steps to prepare for a surprise worksite inspection and you’ll also have a solid foundation of safe work practices. Ask for a copy of the complaint/reason before they begin the inspection.

Inspection and Testing of Ready Mix Concrete

The Constructor

Inspection and testing of ready mix concrete is crucial to ensure that all specified conditions meet the acceptable criteria.

Inspection of Underwater Concrete Structures -Methods, Types and Purpose

The Constructor

Inspection of underwater concrete structures is required for maintenance and repair works. Concrete Special Concrete Structual Inspection Structural Engineering Concrete Structures Inspection of structure special concrete Structural

Mill240 Apartments II Drone Paint Inspection

PC Construction Blog

The Mill240 Apartments II project in Lawrence, Massachusetts, involves a massive renovation of the former Newark Paper Mill, which has been unoccupied for several decades. PC Construction was selected to bring these buildings back to. All Commercial Projects Technology & Innovation

More evidence that drones could and should play major role in infrastructure inspections

Construction Dive

Researchers at a Swedish university further solidified the idea that UAVs can inspect dams, wind turbines and other types of infrastructure faster and more safely than humans

City officials approve drones to monitor, inspect sites

Construction Dive

The Spokane Public Works Department in Washington says it will employ unmanned aerial vehicles to quickly and safely perform necessary inspections on existing infrastructure and ongoing construction projects

Precautions for Bored Piles Construction and Inspection

The Constructor

There are several precautions that need to be considered while inspection and construction of bored pile foundation is preceded. These precautions. Foundation Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Pile Foundation Foundation

Weekly Product Gallery: Inspection tools

Contractor Magazine

Canadian officials recover CA$1.5M of wages as a result of jobsite inspections

Construction Dive

More than 55% of the employers the Ontario Ministry of Labor inspected had underpaid their employees

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60-Mile-Long Drone Inspection Flight Points to the Future

ENR Construction

The successful demonstration of safe operation of an inspection drone by a pilot located miles away and beyond visual line of site will help the Federal Aviation Administration develop rules and guidelines for routinely permitting commercial inspection flights in the future

OSHA drone inspections come to jobsites, raise legal questions

Construction Dive

The primary concerns around OSHA's nascent use of drones involve privacy and who has the last word on authorizing their use

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Whole-House Plumbing Inspection

Contractor Magazine

How an annual plumbing inspection can keep plumbing in better working order. read more. Video Plumbing


The Constructor

Quality control of concrete starts with inspection of concrete during pre-placement, during placement and post-placement. Type of inspection of. Concrete Concrete Durability Concrete Technology How To Guide Work Procedures Durability Quality

Some useful tips for making inspection of reinforcement in jobsite

Construction Cost Estimating

Though the inspection of reinforcement involves lots of complexities and huge cost, but the problem should be properly resolved by appointing a standard consulting firm for accomplishing the inspection work.

Drone Technology Improves Infrastructure Inspections

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W hat began as a school project has turned into an exciting career for the founders of SkySpecs , an Ann Arbor-based startup that provides drone technology for the inspection of infrastructure projects, such as wind turbines, cell towers, power transmission towers, and eventually bridges. “It

How to Respond to an OSHA Inspection

Construction Business Owner

Whether an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection of your workplace is triggered by a workplace injury, a formal complaint or a programmed, wall-to-wall inspection, being prepared for it will help limit exposure and defend against any citations that may be issued.

Drones Used To Conduct Bridge Inspections in Minnesota

ENR Construction

Drones Used To Conduct Bridge Inspections in Minnesota. Technology


The Constructor

Liquid penetrant inspection is a non-destructive testing method for detection of crack penetration depth in concrete. This method is used when visual. How To Guide Non-Destructive Tests Concrete Technology Concrete Test Concrete Tests

Illinois Utility Uses Drones in Field Inspections

Construction Equipment

Ameren Illinois supplies gas and electric power to a 43,700-square mile area of midstate Illinois near Urbana is making use of specially outfitted UAVs to detect power outages, inspect transmission facilities.

System Inspector Inspect

Revit OpEd

To inspect a system what's the next thing we have to do? Yeah, tell Revit we want to Inspect. Department of Inspection Inspector? Using Revit MeP, this feature makes me think of Monty Python's Dept. of Redundancy Department every time I use it.

OSHA inspections involving temporary workers up substantially

FDR Safety

OSHA has substantially increased its inspections of worksites where temporary workers are employed, following up on an initiative announced 18 months ago directed at temporary staffing agencies. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that OSHA inspections involving temporary staffing agencies increased 322% for fiscal year 2014, with 283 worksite inspections compared with 67 inspections in 2013.

Product Snapshot: Inspection Camera and Dust Extraction

ENR Construction

The Micro CA 350 inspection camera provides a clear view of tight, confined spaces encountered by building trades

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Surviving an OSHA Inspection

The Safety Blog

Each year OSHA conducts around 50,000 workplace inspections. While the odds of a workplace being inspected are less than 1 percent, it is vital for business owners to understand how to navigate the four steps of an inspection. The representative should also ask the inspector the scope of the investigation and to provide a copy of the standards that will apply to the inspection. Step 2 the Inspection. Inspection procedures.

Cat Inspect Mobile App Improves Walkaround Process

Construction Equipment

Cat Inspect is a mobile application that allows users to download machine-specific inspection forms and capture actionable information during their walkarounds. Inspection types include Technical Analysis (TA1) inspection forms and Preventive Maintenance (PM) checklists.


The Constructor

NEED FOR INSPECTION OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES: Inspection is the first step towards any maintenance. Concrete Technology How To Guide Repair/Protection Guide Repair/Maintenance Structual Inspection Structures

Surface-Clinging Drone Developed for Better Bridge Inspections

Construction Equipment

Prodrone, based in Tokyo, Japan, has released a self-propelling surface-clinging drone which is able to inspect both ceilings and vertical surfaces. The company says the PD6-CI-L is an excellent choice for the civil infrastructure inspection market

Oroville Dam Close-Call Leads to Improved Inspections

Construction Equipment

California's Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday that will bring improved inspection processes and schedules to the state's 1,250 dams that are classified as high-risk under federal guidelines

Topcon MAGNET Inspect Software for UAVs

Construction Equipment

MAGNET Inspect is software designed to facilitate data processing workflow for UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) infrastructure inspection that manages large UAV data sets to create inspection reports. It will work with models from virtually any UAV, the company says, and when combined with Intel

Certified home inspection done right!

Contractor Magazine

My son Mike introduced me to the home inspector, and explained I was a professional in the mechanical trades. Then the fun began

Visual Inspection of Underwater RCC Structures -Tools and Limitations

The Constructor

Visual inspection is the most widely used method for inspection of underwater reinforced concrete structures. This technique is economical, and it.

The Importance of Inspections & Fleet Maintenance

Construction Business Owner

Recently, a crew working a “tilt-up” job in Austin, Texas, got a frightening reminder of how important regular crane maintenance and equipment inspections can be after an accident on the jobsite. You can watch live video of the accident at youtube.com/watch v=Mn6PYOG6sWw


The Constructor

Hence, the bridge must be regularly inspected and maintained for the benefit of its users. There are three levels of inspection: 1. General inspection: Usual inspection of representative parts of a structure.

30th Annual International RoadCheck Inspection Date Announced

Construction Equipment

Over a 72-hour period, CVSA-certified commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and their drivers

SEIU uses new opening to go along on OSHA inspections

FDR Safety

OSHA last year cleared the way for union representatives to accompany OSHA compliance officers on worksite inspections even if the union doesn’t represent the company’s workers, and now the consequences are being felt.