About Jacob Worek

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

Hurricane Preparedness Week

By | May 16th, 2016|Categories: ESA Blog|

  It only takes one storm to change your life, facility, and community. Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena. If you live or work in an area prone to tropical cyclones, you need to be prepared. Even areas well away from the coastline can be threatened by dangerous flooding, destructive winds and [...]

ESA at Live Event Technical & Production Conference in South Africa

By | May 4th, 2016|Categories: ESA Blog|

ESA Chairman Jim Digby will be carrying the message of LIFE SAFETY FIRST to the 2016 Live Event Technical & Production Conference (LETPC) next week, May 12th - 14th in Johannesburg, South Africa. Hosted by the South African Roadies Association (SARA), LETPC gathers relevant stakeholders, professionals and practitioners in the events, technical, production and education sectors, [...]

ESA building bridges within China events industry

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

The ESA have just returned from a massively promising week long trip to China building and expanding its global coalition of like minded entertainment professionals fostering a safer industry. After 14 meetings over the week it is abundantly clear that China shares the same desires as the rest of the world to ensure that everything possible [...]

ESA is thrilled to support the inaugural Canadian Event Safety Summit

By | April 19th, 2016|Categories: In The News|

The ESA is thrilled to support the inaugural Canadian Event Safety Summit, taking place May 18th, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario. Created in response to tremendous interest from professionals throughout the Canadian event industry, this one-day summit builds on the success of previous Event Safety Alliance opportunities. Join members of our Canadian affiliate as they share info [...]

Contribute to the next edition of the Event Safety Guide

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

Exciting news! The Event Safety Alliance is currently seeking contributors to help develop the next edition of the Event Safety Guide. During this initial planning stage, we are recruiting volunteers to review and suggest revisions to existing chapters within the current guide, as well as suggest new chapters for possible inclusion. This review process will require [...]

Crew safety meeting…for real. Being a safety conscious touring industry.

By | April 7th, 2016|Categories: ESA Blog|

In light of recent events in the world (Brussels attacks), even more specifically in the music industry (Paris attacks), we have never been made more keenly aware of the need for emergency procedures when on tour. These horrific attacks have sparked discussions on how to create a safety conscious industry and what things to implement in case of [...]

ESA at Metamorph-ISES Educational Experience in Philadelphia

By | March 24th, 2016|Categories: ESA Blog|

Live or work in the Philadelphia area? Register now for the 2nd annual Metamorph-ISES Educational Experience, taking place this Monday, March 28 at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia. ESA founder and Chairman Jim Digby will be on hand to discuss pressing safety issues within the live event industry and the current activities of the ESA. [...]

Two striking reminders of the threat posed by lightning

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

This past Friday (3/18/16) provided two poignant reminders of the threat events face from lightning. In Austin, severe storms rolled through the area during the SXSW Festival, lighting up the sky and exposing thousands of revelers to potential danger. While thankfully no injuries were reported as a result of a strike, the photo above demonstrates how potentially catastrophic a direct strike might [...]

ESA at the USITT Conference in Salt Lake City

By | March 15th, 2016|Categories: In The News|

This week, Event Safety Alliance is bringing our message of “life safety first” to the USITT Annual Conference and Stage Expo in Salt Lake City. ESA Founder and Chairman Jim Digby will be onsite meeting with groups passionate about the cause and ready to help lead the charge in fostering a safer live event industry worldwide.  [...]

Four ESTA Standards Approved and Published

By | March 11th, 2016|Categories: In The News|

Last month, the American National Standards Institute's Board of Standards Review approved four ESTA standards: two brand-new, safety-related documents and two control protocol documents that were reaffirmed. These and all of ESTA's published standards are available for free download to everyone, courtesy of ProSight Specialty Insurance, at tsp.esta.org/freestandards, or they may be purchased from ANSI or [...]