About Jacob Worek

Jacob Worek is Director of Operations for the Event Safety Alliance. He can be reached at jacobworek@eventsafetyalliance.org

Important Temporary Amusement Ride Safety Alert: Afterburner/Fireball Afterburner Park Model

By | August 14th, 2017|Categories: In The News|

Amusement ride manufacturer KMG International BV has issued a critical safety alert for their Afterburner / Fireball Afterburner Park model rides. Per the release: KMG has become aware of possible excessive corrosion inside the gondola support beam of the above mentioned Afterburner / Fireball ride build by KMG. The corrosion can lead to hazardous wall thickness [...]

United States Motorsports Association and Take1 Insurance Team Up to Promote Event Safety

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

LAGUNA HILLS, CALIFORNIA, June 20, 2017 — Motorsports and music festivals have a lot more in common than simply generating a lot of noise. Both occur every weekend, especially in the spring and summer months. Both involve a mass gathering of people, where camping is often involved. Both often involve alcohol in a festive environment, and [...]

Counter Terrorism Advice for Concert Crew

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

In light of the tragic events last night in Manchester, we'd like to share the following email and document from Tim Roberts, ESA Board Member and Director of The Event Safety Shop. We hope that you find this information a helpful addition to your safety toolkit. Dear All, The appalling events in Manchester last night sadly confirm [...]

BSR E1.58: First Public Review

By | April 25th, 2017|Categories: ESA Blog|

The National Electrical Code (NFPA70) has a general requirement for all electrical equipment to be listed and used in accordance with its listing. This normally restricts or prohibits the outdoor use of equipment not identified for outdoor use, but, the Code contains an exception for Theatrical and Motion Picture Special Occupancies that permits this use provided [...]

Event Safety Alliance to Receive 2017 Live Design Achievement Award

By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Event Safety Alliance (ESA) has been named a recipient of a 2017 Live Design Achievement Award. The Live Design Achievement Award recognizes individuals and organizations for their exemplary contributions to production design and support. Event Safety Alliance is being recognized “for selfless work in keeping our industry safe” through their educational and outreach programs. “We’re truly [...]

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, [...]