Using Drones to Increase Net Safety in the Utility Sector

Across the country, energy and utility companies are adopting and using drone technology to increase their business operations and improve overall safety of their workforces. Many companies are also discussing the risks and rewards of implementing new safety technology on job sites. With workplace fatalities in the transportation, warehousing, and utilities sectors comprising 17.3% of all U.S. workforce fatalities (according to 2015 figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), there are opportunities for drones to access difficult or dangerous-to-reach spots, reducing risk to workers …

PowerMag | July 1, 2018

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