Articles by author: Dan Huntington

Culture’s Role in Whole-Site Safety

Kee Safety’s Peter Woodliffe Thomas has traveled all over the world and observed various sites in hopes of getting them to his standard, which is whole-site safety. While on different sites around the globe, he’s seen a culture’s general attitude about safety transfer over into the workplace. “An awful lot comes from what people […]

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Biden Nears Win as Japan, Dutch Back China Chip Controls
January 29, 2023

For more on the West’s race to implement China chip controls, read Bloomberg’s explainer on the computer chip “arms race.” (Bloomberg) — Japan and the Netherlands are poised to join the US in limiting China’s access to advanced semiconductor machinery, forging a powerful alliance that will undercut Beijing’s ambitions to build its own domestic […]

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NYSE Mayhem Traced to a Staffer Who Left a Backup System Running
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — More than 700 miles from Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange’s backup data center on Cermak Road in Chicago is supposed to safeguard US markets, standing by at all hours in case disaster ever strikes the world’s largest venue for trading shares. When markets are closed, it participates in a well-worn routine, […]

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California Storms Have Farmers Rushing to Avoid Crop Shortfall
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — California farmers are facing costly damages from weeks of severe California storms that may trigger more expensive US fruits and vegetables in a time of massive food inflation. “The numbers are going to be somewhere in the hundreds of millions and perhaps in the billions,” Dave Puglia, head of the trade group Western […]

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Culture’s Role in Whole-Site Safety
September 30, 2020

Kee Safety’s Peter Woodliffe Thomas has traveled all over the world and observed various sites in hopes of getting them to his standard, which is whole-site safety. While on different sites around the globe, he’s seen a culture’s general attitude about safety transfer over into the workplace. “An awful lot comes from what people […]

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Why Safety Technology Won’t Work without People Buying In
September 1, 2020

Chris Pollock gets technology, and he understands people. With education and experience in both computer engineering and pastoral care, Pollock understands man and machine and their idiosyncrasies. For Pollock, people and technology often aren’t as far apart as one might think. The key is using both for what they’re best at. “When you do […]

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Rooftop Report: How Innovative Thinking about Fall Protection Can Lead to a Brighter Future
July 2, 2020

Thomas Kramer didn’t grow up wanting to be in fall protection. That may seem odd now. Kramer is not only a managing principal for LJB but also serves as the president of the International Society for Fall Protection, Director at Large for the American Society of Safety Professionals and as chair of the ANSI […]

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The Rooftop Report: How a People-First Approach Can Lower the Risk of Falls
May 29, 2020

Dan Huntington still laughs as he remembers a lesson he learned in his college days. For years, his alma mater tried to keep students off the grass in a main area with signs and regulations. Finally, the administration realized it simply needed to work with the students’ established behaviors and pave the paths regularly […]

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