2018 Event Safety Summit Input

By | July 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Event Safety Alliance to Receive 2017 Live Design Achievement Award

By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Event Safety Alliance (ESA) has been named a recipient of a 2017 Live Design Achievement Award. The Live Design Achievement Award recognizes individuals and organizations for their exemplary contributions to production design and support. Event Safety Alliance is being recognized “for selfless work in keeping our industry safe” through their educational and outreach programs. “We’re truly [...]

Public Comment Period Open for Five ESTA Draft Standards

By | February 7th, 2017|Categories: In The News, Uncategorized|

Five Technical Standards Program draft standards are newly posted for public comment. These documents are all up for reaffirmation by their respective working groups, meaning they have been published for as long as five years and the consensus body is considering republishing them with no substantive changes. Comments on the draft standards will be accepted through [...]

Event Safety Alliance announces partnership with Dutch events organization VVEM

By | August 11th, 2015|Categories: In The News, Uncategorized|

August 12, 2015 (Scottsdale, AZ) – Continuing on their quest to improve safety awareness throughout the global events industry, Event Safety Alliance today announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Dutch public events organization Vereniging van EvenementenMakers (VVEM). Operating as an international affiliate of the ESA, the two organizations will collaborate on the creation of [...]

Brown United signs on as Diamond Sponsor of the Event Safety Alliance

By | August 5th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

August 6, 2015 (Scottsdale, AZ) - Event Safety Alliance, a nonprofit safety trade organization serving the needs of the live event industry, is honored to welcome Brown United to our family of sponsors. A leading provider of structural products and services to the Entertainment, Sports, Special Event and Corporate industries, Brown United is affirming their commitment [...]

ESA announces appointment of new Executive Director

By | July 27th, 2015|Categories: In The News, Uncategorized|

Dr. Donald Cooper July 28, 2015 (Scottsdale, AZ) - Event Safety Alliance, a non-profit safety trade organization serving the needs of the live event industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Donald C. Cooper to the role of Executive Director. Dr Cooper will assume daily business management responsibilities from ESA founder Jim [...]

“Best Practices: A Legal Disclaimer”

By | July 17th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Is there really such thing as a "best practice"? Check out the Summer 2015 edition of PROTOCOL, featuring the article "Best Practices: A Legal Disclaimer" by ESA Vice-President Steven A. Adelman (Page 44). "Best Practices: A Legal Disclaimer" - PROTOCOL

ESA Delegates Discuss Weather Planning at Rental & Staging Roadshow

By | August 1st, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

Earlier this month, Event Safety Alliance Delegates Scott Carroll (Take1 Insurance) and David VandenHeuvel (Weather Decision Technologies) delivered the ESA’s message of preparedness and safety attendees of the Rental & Staging Roadshow in New York City. During their presentation “Professional Live Event Safety Planning– Is Your Stage Storm-Ready?”, VandenHeuvel and Carroll discussed the new generation of [...]

ESA at BizBash Event Innovation Forum

By | March 26th, 2014|Categories: In The News, Uncategorized|

The Event Innovation Forum—South Florida is less than a month away and more speakers have been announced. In addition to understanding digital and mobile strategies, targeting millennials, and creating successful fund-raisers, the education portion of the BizBash Live: The Expo will tackle other topics, including preparing for extreme weather and designing with budget in mind. The [...]

What does it mean to be “reasonable”?

By | February 26th, 2014|Categories: ESA Blog, Uncategorized|

Note: This post initially appeared at Adelman on Venues *** I am in teaching mode. This week I lead the Risk Management and Facility Management Law School courses at the Academy for Venue Safety & Security in Dallas. Next week, it's off to Norman, OK to speak at the Severe Weather Planning and Preparedness course at [...]