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.
To collaborate within the sports broadcasting industry to accomplish the following Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) goals:
- Develop, implement and maintain consensus standards specific to the industry.
- Develop comprehensive EHS programs to ensure that production and operations personnel within the industry receive relevant job specific guidance.
- Provide consistent design, construction and maintenance guidance to sports venue owners, operators and design entities.
- Provide an online health and safety training and credentialing program.
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Fox Networks Group
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SPSG develops and publishes consensus standards intended to prevent death, injury, property and economic loss for the sports broadcasting industry.
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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.
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.
FORMS & CHECKLISTS
Forms, checklists and other documents help foster a safe workplace and maintain EHS compliance.
Pocket Safety Cards for Tool Box Talks & More! – Available in English & Spanish.
Other resources you might find useful.
March 1st, 2014
By Tom Sahara Spring is the season where we seed and tend our laws and gardens, looking forward to the rewards of lush grass, brilliant flowers, and tasty vegetables and fruits produced by our efforts. The SVG has been busy cultivating the programs and initiatives that were born from ideas brought forth at events like […]
February 14th, 2014
With the cameraman’s attention focused on getting the perfect shot of a Hail Mary pass, one step too far can lead to a serious injury. Not only is the safety of the production crew at stake, but network, league and venue executives must worry about potential broadcast disruptions, insurance liability, lawsuits, and more. Sports production […]
November 19th, 2013
By Tom Sahara, Chairman of the Advisory Board, Sports Video Group As my first year as SVG Advisory Board Chairman draws to a close, the challenges that we face every day in our lives and jobs continue to grow in impact and urgency. We have witnessed the government budget woes, where placing one’s party and personal […]
May 16th, 2013
By Ken Kerschbaumer, Editorial Director SVG Chairman Tom Sahara officially began his chairmanship yesterday at the Future Sport Summit in New York City. The Future Sport event held yesterday in New York City was highlighted by many lively discussions but it was the official passing of the torch from former SVG Chairman Steve Hellmuth to […]