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Up, Up, and a (New) Way to Facilitate Compliance: Drones and Their Capabilities as HSE Compliance Tools

USA - September 18 2020 Drones, a generic term for unmanned aircraft, have been utilized in military applications for decades. More recently, however, advances in drone...

Andrew J. Wissinger.

Virginia is the first state to adopt extensive COVID-19 workplace safety regulations

USA - July 27 2020 On July 15, 2020, in response to Governor Northam’s Executive Order No. 63 directing the issuance of emergency regulations to control, prevent, and...

Noah S. Oberlander, Mark J. Passero, Betty S.W. Graumlich.

U.S. EPA takes historic action on aviation emissions

USA - July 24 2020 In a historic act, U.S. EPA proposed the nation’s first-ever greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standard for aircraft on July 21, 2020. (Proposed Rule)...

Nicolas Walker, Jennifer A. Smokelin, Todd O. Maiden, Daniella D. Landers, Nicholas Rock, Phillip H. Babich.

Racing toward a standard: How Virginia, Oregon, and Washington are moving to regulate workplace hazards of COVID-19

USA - July 23 2020 Individual states’ safety agencies have undertaken the development of their own workplace safety rules in response to potential hazards from COVID-19...

Mary M. Balaster, Jennifer A. Smokelin, Randa M. Lewis, Brian J. Kay, Veronica A. Miclot.

Fifth Circuit upholds OSHA’s interpretation of PSM standard

USA - July 22 2020 On July 9, 2020, the Fifth Circuit held that the mechanical integrity requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)...

Mary M. Balaster, Grace Hearn.