About Us


The Sports Production Safety Group (SPSG), provides safety training designed to make it easier for sports networks to comply with state and federal safety regulations while making our productions a safer place to work.

The health and safety training modules provide crews for all networks and leagues with a single set of best practices and recommendations that make it easier for everyone to understand expectations and stay safe on the job.

Our Mission


To collaborate within the sports broadcasting industry to accomplish the following Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) goals:

  1. Develop, implement and maintain consensus standards specific to the industry.
  2. Develop comprehensive EHS programs to ensure that production and operations personnel within the industry receive relevant job specific guidance.
  3. Provide consistent design, construction and maintenance guidance to sports venue owners, operators and design entities.
  4. Provide an online health and safety training and credentialing program.

Meet the Board

Rodney North
RODNEY NORTH
CHAIRMAN


Vice President, EHS
CBS Sports
RONALD PARTILLA
RONALD PARTILLA
VICE CHAIRMAN


Executive Director, EHS
Fox Networks Group
Jason King
GERARD ARROTTI
TREASURER


Senior Director, Safety & Health
ESPN
Jason King
JASON KING
SECRETARY


Director, Corporate EHS
NBC Sports Group

DAVID MCELWAIN
Director,
Occupational Health & Safety
CBS Corporation
JOE MANNETTA
Director,
Disney Risk Management & Business Continuity
The Walt Disney Company
ROBERT BEE
Director,
Safety & Health
ESPN
MARTIN LALICK
Senior Safety Manager
ESPN
JOHN MOORE
Vice President,
EHS
Fox Networks Group
BRETT HELLENGA
Executive Director,
Risk Management
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
TOM SAHARA
Vice President,
Operations & Technology
Turner Sports

Standards


SPSG develops and publishes consensus standards intended to prevent death, injury, property and economic loss for the sports broadcasting industry.

Training


SPSG training and credentialing program consists of an introductory Orientation Course, which covers such topics as injury and illness prevention, personal protection equipment, lifting safety, and hazard communication.

Sign up and log in to go to your training dashboard.

Venue Portal


The SPSG Venue Portal houses over 1,500 stadiums, arenas, fieldhouses, golf courses, etc., representing all facets of the sports industry from the NFL and MLB to the NHL and PGA. Included with each venue are key personnel, first responders and rally points should the site be evacuated or an emergency arise. Venues, both domestic and abroad, are added as our productions expand and grow.

Use the search button to find the venue, team or sport for which you need details.

Emergency Management


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SPSG has partnered with Weather Decision Technologies to provide forecasting and monitoring services for all sports productions. Everything begins with quality, actionable weather information. The WDT WeatherOps system is built to provide production management with the tools it needs to act well before a weather event occurs, as well as real-time support during a severe weather crisis.

SPSG is introducing LiveSafe, a mobile safety communications platform. The LiveSafe system is a powerful tool that connects personnel to their remote production community. Timely safety and security information may be shared en masse. Emergencies may be reported quickly with the option to attach pictures or videos; users can initiate a peer-to-peer virtual escort or live chat with security or hospital personnel; and geo fences may be established to depict safety locations and nearby incidents.

Tools


Forms & Checklists

Forms & Checklists


Forms, checklists and other documents help foster a safe workplace and maintain EHS compliance.


OSHA Quick Cards

Quick Cards


Pocket Safety Cards for Tool Box Talks & More! – Available in English & Spanish.


Useful Links

Useful Links


Here are some other resources you might find useful.