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

CHAIRMAN
Vice President, EHS CBS Sports

RONALD PARTILLA

VICE CHAIRMAN
Executive Director, EHS Fox Networks Group

GERARD ARROTTI

TREASURER
Senior Director, Safety & Health ESPN

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
Peter Rintelman

PETER RINTELMAN

Senior Tech Manager,
Turner Sports

TOM SAHARA

Vice President,
Operations & Technology
Turner Sports

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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.

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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

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

QUICK CARDS

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

Other resources you might find useful.

NEWS

Mobile Engineering Workshop Kicks Off LTS 2009

December 15th, 2009

By Carolyn Braff, Editor The Sports Video Group opened its fourth-annual League Technology Summit on Monday afternoon, Dec. 14, with a five-part mobile engineering workshop. Held at the New York Hilton, the Mobile Engineering Workshop featured presentations and panel discussions on all topics mobile-related, from 3D and trailer design to flypacks, surround sound, and sports-production […]

Industry Advocacy: Safety

December 11th, 2008

The Sports Video Group, alongside major sports networks CBS Sports, ESPN, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, and Turner Sports has launched an industry initiative to improve and streamline best practices for safety-related issues, including fall prevention, electrical safety, and camera-platform safety. Working under the auspices of the Sports Production Safety Group (SPSG), the group is bringing […]

SVG, Sports Networks Launch Sports Production Safety Group in Effort to Educate Industry Professionals

December 9th, 2008

The Sports Video Group, alongside major sports networks CBS Sports, ESPN, Fox Sports, and NBC Universal, has launched an industry initiative to improve and streamline best practices for safety-related issues, including fall protection, electrical safety, and camera platform safety. The industry effort, working together under the auspices of the Sports Production Safety Group (SPSG), will […]