Outdoor Events and Severe Weather: You Need a Plan

By | August 6th, 2015|Categories: ESA Blog, Event Safety Summit|

Check out the link below from the The Weather Channel discussing severe weather at outdoor events, featuring an excellent interview with University of Oklahoma Office of Emergency Preparedness Meteorologist Dr. Kevin Kloesel. We're thrilled to announce that Dr. Kloesel will be one of our featured presenters at this year's Event Safety Summit. Register today at http://eventsafetysummit.com to see him [...]

Three Draft American National Standards Available for Public Review

By | May 12th, 2015|Categories: ESA Blog, Guidance Updates|

Three draft American National Standards are available for public review on the PLASA TSP website at  http://tsp.plasa.org/tsp/documents/public_review_docs.php. In order of comment closing date, they are: BSR E1.47, Entertainment Technology – Recommended Guidelines for Entertainment Rigging System Inspections. The draft standard offers guidance on inspecting entertainment rigging systems, which are systems used to lift and support scenery, [...]

PLASA’s “Protocol” Magazine Recaps the Event Safety Summit

By | March 20th, 2015|Categories: ESA Blog|

Furthermore, as it was made clear in the presentations, safety is a process, not an end-state. No one thing will assure safety,and rarely will one thing cause a disaster. It takes a lot of people doing lots of things together to create a safe event. The Winter 2015 Edition of PLASA's "Protocol" magazine is out with [...]

International Live Event Safety Symposium Program Now Available

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

Event program for the International Live Event Safety Symposium in Istanbul is now available for download. Follow the link below for a detailed schedule and overview of delegates. Download Symposium Program

ANSI Approves E1.39, Fall Arrest on Portable Structures

By | February 9th, 2015|Categories: ESA Blog|

ANSI's Board of Standards Review approved E1.39 on January 28. It was published the same day. ANSI E1.39 – 2015, Entertainment Technology – Selection and Use of Personal Fall Arrest Systems on Portable Structures Used in the Entertainment Industry, is now available for free download at http://tsp.plasa.org/freestandards. The free download is made possible by the sponsorship [...]

What Leaders Can Learn From Rock & Roll’s Biggest Disasters

By | December 28th, 2014|Categories: ESA Blog|

Ruth Blatt at Forbes is out with a piece on what leaders from all industries can learn from rock & roll's biggest disasters. Check it out here.

How The Live Event Industry Is Making Rock Concerts Safer

By | December 10th, 2014|Categories: ESA Blog|

Ruth Blatt at Forbes is out with an excellent overview of the Event Safety Summit and measures the ESA is taking to improve safety within the industry. Check it out here.

In Memoriam: Patrick Stansfield

By | October 29th, 2014|Categories: ESA Blog|

Photo by: Ramona Rosales The ESA Board of Directors are saddened by the passing of our friend, supporter and legendary industry icon Patrick Stansfield. Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to his family and all who mourn his loss. Patrick was one of the founding fathers of our industry and he pioneered how [...]

The Weather Delay That You’d Never Know About – Because It Was Flawless

By | September 9th, 2014|Categories: ESA Blog|

By Steve Miller, Weather Decision Technologies A standard-issue warm and humid summer Saturday night was underway in Dallas, Texas. The Linkin Park Carnivores Tour was about to take the stage as a thunderstorm was developing west-northwest of the GEXA Energy Pavilion. WDT WeatherOps meteorologist Lindsey Ozment had been in communication with Linkin Park Production Manager, Jim Digby [...]

ESA in “Facilities and Destinations” Magazine

By | August 25th, 2014|Categories: ESA Blog|

The ESA is listed as a “Crisis Management Site of Interest” in the summer issue of Facilities and Destinations Magazine. Read the article “Proactive Partners” for a glimpse of what others are doing to manage risk.