Middle Tennessee State University Delivers Event Safety Access Training

Pictured: MTSU Assistant Professor Frank Baird; MTSU Dean of the College of Media and Entertainment Dr. Ken Paulson; ESA Executive Director Dr. Donald Cooper, along with MTSU students Andrew Bainton; Dustin Painter; Ben Warsaw; Jackson Bieger; Zach Butler; Michael Fronk; Fraser Goodgame; Deushawn Jones; Phillip Smith; Eban Powell; and Robert Morgensen.

Pictured: MTSU Assistant Professor Frank Baird; MTSU Dean of the College of Media and Entertainment Dr. Ken Paulson; ESA Executive Director Dr. Donald Cooper, along with MTSU students Andrew Bainton; Dustin Painter; Ben Warsaw; Jackson Bieger; Zach Butler; Michael Fronk; Fraser Goodgame; Deushawn Jones; Phillip Smith; Eban Powell; and Robert Morgensen.

Last week, Middle Tennessee State University wrapped up the first delivery of ESA’s Event Safety Access Training (ESAT) to take place within a university academic program.

MTSU Associate Professor Frank Baird delivered ESAT as part of the Department of Recording Industry’s (RIM) Live Entertainment Production course. 11 students took part in the training, which was delivered over eight 2 -hour class periods. The course featured guest lectures on core safety concepts from ESAT developer and ESA Executive Director Donald Cooper, as well as fall protection and prevention from MTSU Lecturer and professional rigger Brian Elliot.

According to Baird, feedback from participants was positive, with most just now becoming aware of the potential perils of working, or attending, live events. This delivery is the first of what we hope are many ESAT deliveries in a formal academic setting.

Thank you to Professor Baird and Middle Tennessee State University for your leadership and support of the ESA and ESAT program, and to the class for your time and dedication to making our industry safer.

To learn more about Event Safety Access Training, please visit http://eventsafetyaccess.com.


Jacob Worek