Wes Gerrie Quoted in "OSHA Steps Up Use of Drones for Inspections," EHS Today
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Wes Gerrie Quoted in "OSHA Steps Up Use of Drones for Inspections," EHS Today

August 22, 2019

Wes Gerrie, a member of the firm’s OSHA and Worksite Safety practice group, was recently quoted in an article for EHS Today about OSHA’s increased use of drones to inspect worksites.

In “OSHA Steps Up Use of Drones for Inspections,” Wes provides insight and suggestions on what an employer should do if approached by OSHA about a drone inspection. He also anticipates that OSHA drone inspection litigation will be a major issue in the future due to workplace protections against unauthorized searches.

“Notably, an employer can refuse such an inspection. However, as a practical matter, it may create the appearance of impropriety and such a decision should be considered carefully,” Wes said. “Should the employer provide consent, it is extremely important that the employer and OSHA agree upon a specific flight plan and that each of the above bullet points are discussed and considered within the flight plan.”

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More about Goldberg Segalla’s Wes Gerrie

In addition to defending corporations and large businesses in negligence, premises liability, product liability, and other tort claims, Wes also works with clients in health care, including extensive work within the long-term care industry, handling both individual and class actions involving New York State Public Health law matters, negligence, catastrophic injury, and death. Wes practices real estate title litigation, determining mortgage priority, deed analysis, and easement disputes, as well as handles foreclosure defense, collection enforcement, and contract disputes.