About Jacob Worek

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

New this year – “Ask The Expert” sessions at the Severe Weather Summit

By | February 11th, 2016|Categories: ESA Blog|

An exciting new feature of this year’s Severe Weather Summit is the addition of end-of-day “Ask The Expert” tabletop sessions. Have a venue-specific weather question you’d like addressed? Need more information on something mentioned during an earlier session? These issue-specific roundtable discussions are your chance to get into the weeds with some of the nation’s leading [...]

Responding to fire-related emergencies

By | February 10th, 2016|Categories: ESA Blog|

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Sapsis Rigging provides Safety Training for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s The River Tour 2016

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

February 2, 2016 (Philadelphia, PA) - When Morpheus Lights, long-term lighting contractor for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, wanted safety training for The River Tour 2016’s road crew, they put in a call to Bill Sapsis, president of Sapsis Rigging.  Bill flew in to tour rehearsals at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA [...]

Bonnaroo Production Manager Hadden Hippsley to Present at Severe Weather Summit

By | February 1st, 2016|Categories: In The News|

We're extremely honored to have Lambda Production’s President Hadden Hippsley as an expert presenter at the Severe Weather Summit! Production Manager for festivals including Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, and Firefly Music Festival, Hadden possesses extensive severe weather planning experience, and will be helping to demonstrate how understanding weather characteristics can help you create effective response plans. Whatever [...]

Notice for those working events in the United Kingdom

By | January 26th, 2016|Categories: In The News|

A notice for those working or attending events in the United Kingdom - The UK’s National Police Events Intelligence and Ops unit is reporting an increased instance of possible cell phone theft at performance venues throughout the country. This past week, nearly 80 phones were reported missing at the EES Hydro in Glasgow. Two days later, [...]

Job Listing – Safety and Rigging Manager

By | December 17th, 2015|Categories: ESA Blog|

Company Description Bigger Hammer Production Services has provided quality A.V. technicians and stagehands across the greater Los Angeles area since 1996. We've built our reputation by providing professional, hard working, and responsible crews. Bigger Hammer provides crews for a wide range of calls including corporate events, concert production, production rehearsals, special events and more. We hire [...]

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 [...]