Update on Event Safety Guide Revision Process

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

Greetings Ladies and Gentlemen, My name is Don Cooper and I am the Executive Director of the Event Safety Alliance® (ESA). I am writing on behalf of the ESA Board and its Chairman, Jim Digby, to thank you for generously offering to contribute to the Second Edition of the Event Safety Guide. This note is intended [...]

Is a Misguided Law Making EDM Festivals Less Safe?

By | August 3rd, 2016|Categories: In The News|

From LA Weekly.... "Sponsored by then-senator Joe Biden, the RAVE Act went into effect in 2003 and, essentially, made it illegal for event promoters to offer harm-reduction and drug-education services like DanceSafe, an organization that provides educational materials and expert advice at festivals throughout the U.S. While DanceSafe has long had a presence at smaller festivals [...]

Installment Payment Plan Now Available for 2016 Event Safety Summit Registration

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

Taking part in the 2016 Event Safety Summit has just gotten easier. For the month of August, Event Safety Alliance will be offering an installment payment option for new registrations to ESS 2016. Participants in this program will now be able to submit their registration fee in 4 equal monthly payments (August - November). To take [...]

Production Resource Group Affirms Commitment to Safety Through Diamond Sponsorship of Event Safety Alliance

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

June 20, 2016 (Scottsdale, AZ) - Event Safety Alliance, a nonprofit safety trade organization serving the needs of the live event industry, is delighted to welcome Production Resource Group (PRG) to our family of sponsors. The world’s leading provider of entertainment and event technology solutions, PRG is affirming their commitment to ensuring safe events worldwide through [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Weather Decision Technologies joins ESA as Diamond Sponsor; Presenting sponsor of upcoming Severe Weather Summit

By | February 23rd, 2016|Categories: In The News|

February 23, 2016 (Scottsdale, AZ) - Event Safety Alliance is pleased to announce that Weather Decision Technologies, Inc. (WDT), the Industry’s leading provider of weather decision support and forecasting solutions for outdoor events, has signed on as an elite “Diamond Sponsor” of the Event Safety Alliance, and will be the Presenting Sponsor of the ESA’s Severe [...]

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 [...]