"If I'm safety czar, I end fatalities first, permanent disability second. We need a motor vehicle standard, and better tools to enforce fall protection - almost always top 3 in fats. Ergo to me is a huge can of worms because even with a standard you WILL get tied up in court forever - it may take legislation rather than a standard to fix that problem."The e-mailer went on to say:
"I will add also that I am very much in favor of quick adoption of consensus standards...One easy fix to the problem, at least in my opinion, is allow us to adopt a consensus standard under the Direct Final process, but it becomes a temporary rule - no longer than 2 years, but rulemaking is limited to just the sections that have substantive objections. If more than say, 3 parties object to the same provisions, or more than 50% of the rule is objected to by different parties, it goes back to 6B."I don't necessarily agree with the fatalities first idea because I think we're capable of working on multiple fronts. But then, I already know what I think, I want to know what other people think, where should we start?