As a founding member of the newly formed Event Safety Alliance, TOMCAT continues to be heavily invested in the advancement of safety initiatives in the entertainment industry.
TOMCAT’s Keith Bohn recently attended the Tour Link and Pollstar Conferences and participated in the unveiling of this initiative to the Entertainment Industry community. The group contains a unique cross section of consultants, equipment providers, free lance labor, artist management, production management and insurance professionals as members, who all have an interest in improving live event safety.
The potential reach and impact of this group is significant and holds great promise to provide information and guidance to all stakeholders in the live event industry.
In April, the founding members of the Event Safety Alliance, including Bohn, were invited to meet with Indiana state officials regarding their legislative efforts to prevent future outdoor event injuries. Indiana has recognized the importance of engaging the experts on the topic prior to passing sweeping legislation and have asked for additional assistance in the coming months in drafting more permanent legislation.
In addition to the ANSI standards that are developed by PLASA, a guideline of best practices is in the works by the ESA. The vision of the Event Safety Alliance, as noted on its website is “To unite the live event industry for the purpose of assembling key technical and production information which can be used to establish formal guidelines to improve safety at live events across the United States.”