About Jacob Worek

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

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 [...]

The National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS)

By | July 8th, 2016|Categories: ESA Blog|

The NIHHIS is an integrated system that builds understanding of the problem of extreme heat, defines demand for climate services that enhance societal resilience, develops science-based products and services from a sustained climate science research program, and improves capacity, communication, and societal understanding of the problem in order to reduce morbidity and mortality due to extreme [...]

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 [...]

One is Too Many: The Event Safety Alliance Response to Orlando

By | June 15th, 2016|Categories: ESA Blog|

Although much remains uncertain about the horrific incidents in Orlando on both Friday night and early Sunday morning, we believe that enough is known for us to offer the following truths, which we believe are important to say because they appear not to be self-evident. 1. There is a “new normal.”  The shooting at the Pulse [...]

Statement on Orlando Nightclub Attack

By | June 12th, 2016|Categories: ESA Blog|

Our hearts are heavy with the news of last night's attack at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. While undeniably event-related, this is above all a human tragedy that touches everyone, regardless of industry. As we struggle to make sense of what occurred, let us grieve those who lost their lives, and foster a love that can [...]

Register now for the 2016 Event Safety Summit & Save $500!

By | June 8th, 2016|Categories: ESA Blog|

Hurricane Preparedness Week

By | May 16th, 2016|Categories: ESA Blog|

  It only takes one storm to change your life, facility, and community. Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most powerful and destructive phenomena. If you live or work in an area prone to tropical cyclones, you need to be prepared. Even areas well away from the coastline can be threatened by dangerous flooding, destructive winds and [...]

ESA at Live Event Technical & Production Conference in South Africa

By | May 4th, 2016|Categories: ESA Blog|

ESA Chairman Jim Digby will be carrying the message of LIFE SAFETY FIRST to the 2016 Live Event Technical & Production Conference (LETPC) next week, May 12th - 14th in Johannesburg, South Africa. Hosted by the South African Roadies Association (SARA), LETPC gathers relevant stakeholders, professionals and practitioners in the events, technical, production and education sectors, [...]

ESA building bridges within China events industry

By | April 27th, 2016|Categories: ESA Blog|

The ESA have just returned from a massively promising week long trip to China building and expanding its global coalition of like minded entertainment professionals fostering a safer industry. After 14 meetings over the week it is abundantly clear that China shares the same desires as the rest of the world to ensure that everything possible [...]