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The Event Safety Alliance Joins ETCP Council

The Event Safety Alliance (ESA) has accepted a seat on the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) Council and Steve Adelman, Head, Adelman Law Group, PPLC will serve as the representative. The ETCP Council is the governing body which manages the development and implementation of ETCP’s certification in the areas of Rigger – Arena, Rigger – Theatre, Entertainment Electricians and Portable Power Distribution Technician.

“We are extremely pleased that the ESA has joined the Council and that Steve Adelman will be sitting at the table. The ESA’s focus on safety at live events and Steve’ expertise in risk management and litigation regarding safety and security will be a true asset to the program," stated Tim Hansen, ETCP Council Chair.

“I am honored to join the ETCP Council and to support its efforts to expand recognition of and insistence on ETCP certification when hiring professionals to perform skilled work.  While the law simply requires everyone to behave reasonably under the circumstances, when performing complex tasks that potentially impact the safety of technicians, performers, and audiences, a reasonable worker should have applicable training and certification, and a reasonable employer should insist on using properly trained and certified workers.  I hope to use my lawyerly advocacy skills to spread this truth, which I believe to be self-evident,” said Steve Adelman.

The Event Safety Alliance® (ESA) is dedicated to promoting “life safety first” throughout all phases of event production and execution. We strive to eliminate the knowledge barrier that often contributes to unsafe conditions and behaviors through the promotion and teaching of good practices and the development of training and planning resources. More information about the ESA can be found at:

The ETCP Council members are key leaders drawn from entertainment business, labor, facilities, associations, and academia representing the diversity of the entertainment industry. Membership includes ESTA, AMPTP, Cirque du Soleil/MGM MIRAGE, CITT, Disney Theatrical Productions, IAVM, IATSE, InfoComm, The League, Live Nation, PRG, PSAV, TEA, and USITT. ETCP is a ESTA initiative created to promote industry safety.


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