About Jacob Worek

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

Nine Important Rules to Follow When Using Shackles

By | December 15th, 2015|Categories: ESA Blog|

From the folks at Columbus McKinnon: Shackles are used every day in a variety of rigging and load securement applications. Before you use a shackle, there are nine important rules to keep in mind. Rule 1: When making a sling, attach multiple sling legs to the bow, not the pin. Attaching legs to the pin can damage [...]

ESS Session Spotlight: Real-world Development & Execution of the Severe Weather Plan at Festivals

By | November 2nd, 2015|Categories: In The News|

With yesterday's rain-related cancellation of the final day of Voodoo Fest in New Orleans, the time seems right to talk about the weather, with another glimpse of the what's in store for ESS 2015... "Real-world Development & Execution of the Severe Weather Plan at Festivals" This presentation will provide a reality-based and tested overview of the [...]

Statement on Bucharest Club Fire

By | October 31st, 2015|Categories: In The News|

We are saddened by the breaking news of another tragic club fire, this time in Bucharest with reports of several fatalities and many more injured. Reports are still coming but at this time our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones and all those whose lives will undoubtedly never be the same again. The [...]

ESS Session Spotlight: Near-miss & Accident Reporting in the Crowd Safety Industry

By | October 23rd, 2015|Categories: In The News|

Near-miss & Accident Reporting in the Crowd Safety Industry – Presented by Emma Parkinson  Many organizations claim to have a great “safety culture”; this session is designed to equip participants with the information to question what that really means. Safety cultures can be pathological, bureaucratic, calculative, pro-active, reactive, generative and more. In exploring these, this presentation [...]

Get CPR/First Aid Certified at the Event Safety Summit

By | October 21st, 2015|Categories: In The News|

Exciting news! As part of our continued efforts to save lives both within and outside the event industry, the ESA will be hosting complimentary CPR/First Aid training Wednesday evening during the Event Safety Summit! This hybrid program will consist self-paced online instruction (to be completed before the Summit), followed by two hours of hands-on classroom skills [...]

Event Safety Alliance becomes NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador

By | October 14th, 2015|Categories: In The News|

Event Safety Alliance is proud to announce our acceptance as a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador. The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador program is an effort to formally recognize partners who have committed to work with NOAA to improve the nation’s readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events. “Severe weather is one of [...]

Event Safety Alliance appoints Andy Lenthall and Tim Roberts to Board of Directors

By | October 7th, 2015|Categories: In The News|

October 7, 2015 (Scottsdale, AZ) - Responding to its growing influence within the global event space, Event Safety Alliance today announced the addition of two world-renowned industry veterans to the group's Board of Directors. By unanimous consent of the current Board, Andy Lenthall of the Production Services Association and Tim Roberts of The Event Safety Shop [...]

PLASA North America And Europe End Formal Cooperation

By | September 30th, 2015|Categories: In The News|

Important news from our friends at PLASA: To allow PLASA to refocus and concentrate on the needs of their respective membership bases, the PLASA Governing Body announces that PLASA's North American and European Union Regional Boards will end their cooperation agreement and return to functioning as separate associations. This move will allow the associations to set [...]

ESA welcomes Bill Kenney Productions to our family of sponsors

By | September 28th, 2015|Categories: In The News|

Event Safety Alliance is delighted to welcome long-time supporters Bill Kenney Productions, Inc. to our family of sponsors. Recipient of the 2015 Tour Link "Regional Production Company- East" award, Bill Kenney Productions specializes in event labor, production, site coordination, and steel/stage building with clients in the entertainment, sports, corporate, and non-profit organizations throughout New England. Check [...]

ESA position regarding the wearing of high visibility apparel (HVA)

By | August 30th, 2015|Categories: ESA Blog, Position Statements|

The Event Safety Alliance (ESA) recommends that all personnel working in the vicinity of moving motorized vehicles--including fork lifts and elevated platforms--meet all local, state/provincial, and federal requirements in a work zone. If there is doubt regarding whether wearing HVA is required in a particular location, and especially if work operations will be conducted in low light conditions, [...]