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BSR E1.6-2 - 20xx, Entertainment Technology - Design, Inspection, and Maintenance of Electric Chain Hoists for the Entertainment Industry

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This standard is a revision of ANSI E1.6-2 - 2018, which covers the design, inspection, and maintenance of serially manufactured electric link chain hoists used in the entertainment industry. The standard is being revised to provide more clarity or requirements.  Rigging  November 03, 2019  December 24, 2019 
BSR E1.2 - 20xx, Entertainment Technology - Design, Manufacture and Use of Aluminum Trusses and Towers

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This standard is a revision of ANSI E1.2 - 2012, which describes the design, manufacture and use of aluminum trusses, towers and associated aluminum structural components such as head blocks, sleeve blocks, bases, and corner blocks in the entertainment industry. It is being revised to bring its requirements up-to-date with current technologies.  Rigging  November 03, 2019  December 24, 2019 
BSR ES1.19 - 20xx, Safety Requirements for Special Event Structures

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This standard is a revision of ANSI ES1.19 - 2018, which addresses structural safety for any temporary structure used for special events ("temporary special event structures"), where such structures are used for presentation, performance, structural support of entertainment technology equipment, audience seating or viewing in conjunction with the event, and regardless if the event is indoor or outdoor. It is being revised to correct errata, and to add further clarity to its scope and requirements.   Event Safety  November 03, 2019  December 24, 2019 
BSR E1.66 - 20xx, Safety Standard for Followspot Positions Erected for Short-term Use in Entertainment Venues

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BSR E1.66 covers safety requirements for followspot positions in, or on, structures erected for short-term use, and positions not covered by ANSI E1.28. It is applicable to positions located indoors or outdoors. It addresses structural, electrical, and personnel safety requirements associated with them.   Followspot Position  November 03, 2019  December 24, 2019 
BSR ES1.7 - 20xx, Event Safety Requirements - Weather Preparedness

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The third publication in a series of event safety standards, BSR ES1.7 addresses the consideration, development and use of weather planning strategies to mitigate weather-related risks associated with live events and their associated temporary special event structures. Its scope includes both indoor and outdoor events, because both have considerations for attendees. Its scope includes sites not specifically designed for public events, as these too represent unusual or unique circumstances relating to risk assessment and mitigation.   Event Safety  November 03, 2019  December 24, 2019 
BSR ES1.9 - 20xx, Event Safety - Crowd Management

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This standard defines "crowd management," as distinguished from "crowd control," provides an overview of crowd management theory and vocabulary, and applies these terms to certain reasonably foreseeable risks that arise during live events. The standard is intended both to identify minimum requirements and to provide questions and suggestions that help event organizers make reasonable choices under the circumstances of their event.  Event Safety  November 04, 2019  December 31, 2019 
BSR E1.4-3 - 20xx, Entertainment Technology -- Manually Operated Hoist Rigging Systems

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This standard applies to permanently installed, manually operated hoists used as part of rigging systems for raising, lowering, and suspension of scenery, properties, lighting, and similar loads. This standard establishes requirements for the design, manufacture, installation, inspection, and maintenance of manually operated hoist systems for lifting and suspension of loads for performance, presentation, and theatrical production.  Rigging  November 04, 2019  December 31, 2019 
BSR E1.47 - 20xx Entertainment Technology -- Recommended Guidelines for Entertainment Rigging System Inspections

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This document covers the inspection of entertainment rigging systems. Rigging systems may be statically suspended (stationary) (dead hung) equipment, manually operated counterweight sets, manually operated hoist sets, rope and sandbag (hemp) sets, and electric hoist sets (including winding drum hoists, packaged hoists, powered counterweight sets). The document includes inspection of fire safety curtain systems, rigging only. Rigging systems frequently include combinations and variations of rigging types.  Rigging  November 04, 2019  December 31, 2019 
BSR E1.21 - 201x Entertainment Technology -- Temporary Structures Used for Technical Production of Outdoor Entertainment Events

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This document establishes a minimum level of design and performance parameters for the design, manufacturing, use and maintenance of temporary ground-supported structures used in the production of outdoor entertainment events. The purpose of this guidance is to ensure the structural reliability and safety of these structures and does not address fire safety and safe egress issues. This standard also establishes a reasonable standard for care by providing the minimum acceptable requirements at which temporary structures shall be designed and used.  Rigging  November 04, 2019  December 31, 2019 
BSR E1.62, Minimum specifications for mass-produced portable platforms, ramps, stairs, and choral risers for live performance events

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The standard is a product specification covering serially manufactured portable platforms, stair units and ramps used with those platforms, and choral risers. It also would cover railings provided as fall protection accessories for these units. It would give minimum payload and sideways force handling specifications. It would not cover custom platforms or complete stage systems.  Floors  October 25, 2019  December 24, 2019 
ANSI E1.17 - 2015, Entertainment Technology -- Architecture for Control Networks (ACN)

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ANSI E1.17 is a suite of documents that specifies an architecture, including protocols and language, which may be configured and combined with other standard protocols to form flexible, networked audio, lighting, or other control systems. The existing standard is being considered for reaffirmation with no substantive changes. The suite of documents is offered in a ZIP file for download.  Control Protocols  October 30, 2019  December 31, 2019 
BSR E1.23, Entertainment Technology -- Design, Execution, and Maintenance of Atmospheric Effects

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The E1.23 document offers advice on the planning, execution, and maintenance of theatrical effects using glycol, glycerin, or white mineral oil fogs or mists, in theatres, arenas, motion picture studios, and other places of public assembly or motion picture production. The guidance is offered to help effects designers and technicians create effects that can be executed repeatedly and reliably, and so that they can avoid excessive exposure to the fog materials and other foreseeable hazards. The revision includes guidance on developing strategies to maintain an effect over the months or years of a long-running show or an extended motion picture shoot.  Fog & Smoke  October 30, 2019  December 24, 2019 
ANSI E1.19 - 2015, Recommended Practice for the Use of Class A Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) Intended for Personnel Protection in the Entertainment Industry

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ANSI E1.19 standard is intended to offer guidance, in accordance with existing applicable standards, on how to select, install, use and maintain ground fault protection devices with nominal 5 mA trip settings in the entertainment industry. The purpose of their use would be to protect persons from shock and persons and property from fire. The existing standard is being considered for reaffirmation with no substantive changes.  Electrical Power  October 30, 2019  December 31, 2019 
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  October 31, 2019  December 31, 2019 
BSR E1.20, Entertainment Technology -- Remote Device Management over USITT 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  October 31, 2019  December 31, 2019 

 

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