Items Tagged with 'Federal Aviation Administration'


Proposed rule would allow drones to fly at night, over people

Washington — The Department of Transportation intends to seek comment on separate advance notices of proposed rulemaking on the safe operation and integration of drones, including a measure that would allow civilians to operate drones at night and over populated areas without a waiver, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced Jan. 14.
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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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When drones fly

What do safety professionals need to know about this evolving technology?
As commercial use of drones increases, some employers are using the devices to keep workers out of hazardous areas such as confined spaces. But as one expert cautions, “If you’re not trained or don’t have experience, you’re exposing yourself to a lot of common causes of the accidents that we’re familiar with.”
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FMCSA, FRA extend comment period on potential sleep apnea rule

Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Federal Railroad Administration have extended to July 8 the deadline for comment on an advance notice of proposed rulemaking aimed at learning more about the effects of obstructive sleep apnea on transportation workers in safety-sensitive positions.
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FAA to scrutinize helicopter safety

Washington – The Federal Aviation Administration is taking steps to help protect helicopter pilots and passengers in the event of an emergency landing or crash.
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