Groups ask California’s OSHA to reconsider driverless tractors

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers is asking California regulators to reconsider the rejection of autonomous ag machines.

The state’s OSHA Board recently rejected the petition. In their letter, the Manufacturers Association highlighted advancements in autonomy within the mining industry and the benefits it has created.

There are calls for farmworker unions to be part of the discussion before any rules can be changed. There is no timeline on when a decision could be made.


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