Unmanned air systems (UAS) – otherwise known as drones – are everywhere these days, and for good reason.

Less expensive, more flexible and more easily scalable than employing aircrafts or operating cranes, drones have seen a meteoric rise in popularity in recent years and are now being used in a variety of recreational and commercial applications.

Whether they are being utilized for photography and videography, facility inspection and maintenance, security or marketing purposes, drones offer incredible functionality and are quite effective as a means for carrying sensor technology.

At AEM’s most recent Product Safety & Compliance Seminar, Jason Stanley, digital risk officer and assistant general counsel for data solutions at John Deere, outlined the benefits and risks of employing drone technology, shed light on some of the regulatory and operational considerations equipment manufacturers serving the agriculture and construction industries need to keep in mind, as well as how Deere has established and enforced a corporate policy for use of unmanned air systems.

Watch a video summarizing Stanley's presentation or view it below:

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For more industry focused education on product design, standard and regulation compliance, and hazard communication processes, consider attending the 2020 Product Safety & Compliance and Product Liability seminars, which will be held April 27-30 in Itasca, Illinois.

For more information, contact Nathan Burton, AEM technical and safety services manager at nburton@aem.org or by calling 414-298-4126.

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