About Jacob Worek

Jacob Worek is a safety consultant, writer, and editor of the Event Safety Alliance blog. He can be reached at blog@eventsafetyalliance.org

ESTA Standards Update – March 2017

By | March 29th, 2017|Categories: In The News|

The Full E1.6 Suite is Open for Revision Two Rigging Working Group standards have been announced as open for revision: E1.6-3, Selection and Use of Serially Manufactured Chain Hoists in the Entertainment Industry, and E1.6-4, Portable Control of Fixed-Speed Electric Chain Hoists in the Entertainment Industry. The first two parts of the E1.6 suite for powered [...]

Event Safety Alliance at the the Prolight + Sound Show Guangzou 2017

By | February 23rd, 2017|Categories: In The News|

Earlier this week, Event Safety Alliance delivered a seminar in the fringe program at the Prolight + Sound Show  in the southern Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou. Jaime Welton, Technical Director of the Wukesong Arena in Beijing, and Jimmy Chan, Director of Asia Business Development for the ESA, made their presentation: "Safety, a Leading Core Value in Live Events“ for [...]

Public Comment Period Open for Five ESTA Draft Standards

By | February 7th, 2017|Categories: In The News, Uncategorized|

Five Technical Standards Program draft standards are newly posted for public comment. These documents are all up for reaffirmation by their respective working groups, meaning they have been published for as long as five years and the consensus body is considering republishing them with no substantive changes. Comments on the draft standards will be accepted through [...]

Own the Event Safety Guide? Save $25 on the cost of membership to the Event Safety Alliance

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: ESA Blog|

Do you own a copy of the Event Safety Guide? If so, the ESA wants to give you the gift of safety this holiday season. From now until December 31, we’re offering a $25 discount on new memberships for those who have previously purchased the Event Safety Guide. At just $50 for the first year, becoming [...]

Event Safety Alliance Joins ETCP Council

By | November 8th, 2016|Categories: ESA Blog|

The Event Safety Alliance (ESA) has accepted a seat on the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) Council, and Steve Adelman, Head, Adelman Law Group, PPLC will serve as the representative. The ETCP Council is the governing body which manages the development and implementation of ETCP’s certification in the areas of Rigger – Arena, Rigger – Theatre, [...]

Live Event Industry’s First Comprehensive Insurance Policy Covering Malicious Acts, Including Terrorism, Debuted by Take1 Insurance

By | October 27th, 2016|Categories: ESA Blog|

LAGUNA HILLS, CALIFORNIA, October 12, 2016 — Reinforcing its commitment to create highly customized insurance policies that meet the needs of the modern live and special event production industry, Take1 Insurance (www.take1insurance.com) today announced the introduction of its Take1 Combined Crisis Cover, the industry's first comprehensive, affordably priced insurance protection policy for the live and special [...]

Event Safety Alliance announces “Event Safety For All” Initiative

By | September 12th, 2016|Categories: In The News|

September 12, 2016 (Scottsdale, AZ) - Event Safety Alliance, a nonprofit trade association dedicated to improving safety within the live event and entertainment industry, announces the launch of the Event Safety For All initiative, a broad collection of changes to core programs designed to make active participation in the Event Safety Alliance accessible to everyone. “The [...]

Update on Event Safety Guide Revision Process

By | September 12th, 2016|Categories: In The News|

Greetings Ladies and Gentlemen, My name is Don Cooper and I am the Executive Director of the Event Safety Alliance® (ESA). I am writing on behalf of the ESA Board and its Chairman, Jim Digby, to thank you for generously offering to contribute to the Second Edition of the Event Safety Guide. This note is intended [...]

Is a Misguided Law Making EDM Festivals Less Safe?

By | August 3rd, 2016|Categories: In The News|

From LA Weekly.... "Sponsored by then-senator Joe Biden, the RAVE Act went into effect in 2003 and, essentially, made it illegal for event promoters to offer harm-reduction and drug-education services like DanceSafe, an organization that provides educational materials and expert advice at festivals throughout the U.S. While DanceSafe has long had a presence at smaller festivals [...]

Installment Payment Plan Now Available for 2016 Event Safety Summit Registration

By | August 2nd, 2016|Categories: In The News|

Taking part in the 2016 Event Safety Summit has just gotten easier. For the month of August, Event Safety Alliance will be offering an installment payment option for new registrations to ESS 2016. Participants in this program will now be able to submit their registration fee in 4 equal monthly payments (August - November). To take [...]