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DOT launches pilot program on commercial drone safety

Washington – The Department of Transportation has introduced a pilot program intended to promote the safe commercial operation and integration of unmanned aircraft systems – commonly known as drones – in agriculture, commerce, emergency management, human transportation and other sectors, according to a notice published in the Nov. 8 Federal Register.
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Clarity of design can boost effectiveness of safety regs in high-hazard industries: report

Washington – Noting that “regulators of high-hazard industries must have an informed and reasoned basis for making their regulatory choices,” a recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine states that clarifying design concepts of safety regulations in industries such as transportation, chemical manufacturing, and offshore oil and gas development – and exploring how various circumstances may impact them – can help.
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