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ANSI procedures require that a standard be submitted to public review so that all parties materially affected have an opportunity to participate in its development. This ensures the standard reflects the consensus of opinion in the industry. A document is offered for public review for a limited period of time after which it is withdrawn for comment resolution and revision. If substantive changes are made to the document it will be offered for a subsequent public review.  If no substantive changes are made and the working group is satisfied with the document, the standard will be put forth for acceptance as an American National Standard.

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Documents currently in Public Review (no documents listed = no current public reviews)

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BSR E1.40, Recommendations for the Planning of Theatrical Dust Effects

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This standard gives guidance on planning theatrical dust effects to avoid injury from dust inhalation and from fire and deflagration. The working group proposes to reaffirm the existing standard Fog & Smoke  April 22, 2021  June 22, 2021 
BSR E1.4-1 - 202x, Entertainment Technology -- Manual Counterweight Rigging Systems

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This is a revision of ANSI E1.4-1 - 2016. It applies to permanently installed, manually operated counterweight systems of stage rigging hardware for the raising, lowering, and suspension of scenery, lighting, and similar loads. The revision includes changes made to enhance clarity, and to update the requirements for consistency with current recommended practices and technology.   Rigging  April 22, 2021  July 26, 2021 
BSR ES1.6, Event Safety - Communications

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This standard is the fourth in a series of standards pertaining to event safety. It applies to communications in the live event industry and describes requirements for both internal communication and public information for live events and related activities. It provides guidelines and good practices for effective communication within the production and operation of a live event. It describes communication messaging and technology for internal operations and external groups, such as the audience or general public, with guidelines for assessment with all involved entities. The goal is to determine logistics of and provide channels for general, operational, management, security, health and safety information to the affected parties in a timely manner. Requirements include risk assessment for the appropriate handling of routine health, safety and welfare information, as well as effective communication in the occurrence of a major incident. While this document will address communicating with law enforcement, medical support, or other AHJs, this standard specifically does not address any communications within AHJs or military operations, as these systems are determined by those organizations and therefore are beyond the scope of this document.   Event Safety  April 24, 2021  June 22, 2021 
BSR ES1.4, Event Safety - Fire Safety Requirements

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This standard applies to fire safety specifically in the live event industry. As used here, the live event industry includes concerts, festivals, sporting events, motorsports, community celebrations, theater and film production, corporate events and activations, trade shows, and similar events, both indoors and outdoors. Fire safety is the identification and assessment of event specific fire risks, and the effects that fire and smoke will have to the life safety of all persons who may be affected. It includes those measures required to minimize the likelihood of a fire starting, means of escape (egress), fire safety monitoring, and the methods used to limit the development, spread, and effects of fire.  Event Safety  April 28, 2021  June 28, 2021 
BSR E1.37-5, General Purpose Messages for ANSI E1.20, RDM

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This document provides additional Get/Set parameter messages (PIDs) for use with the ANSI E1.20 Remote Device Management protocol.  Control Protocols  April 29, 2021  June 29, 2021 
BSR E1.20, Entertainment Technology--RDM--Remote Device Management Over DMX512 Networks

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The existing ANSI E1.20 - 2010, Entertainment Technology--Remote Device Management over USITT DMX512 Networks, is being revised to clarify ambiguities, fix bugs, and incorporate some additional features. E1.20 is an extension to USITT DMX512 and ANSI E1.11 that allows for bi-directional communication on the primary data link. This allows a controller to discover RDM-enabled devices on the link, to set starting addresses and other configuration settings, and to request status messages.  Control Protocols  April 29, 2021  June 29, 2021 

 

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