31st WSO Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health Symposium


Symposium Theme: Fulfilling the Need for Quality Safety Professionals around the World

Our ever-changing world, which continues to become smaller through advanced methods of communication, is demanding changes to how we live our lives and how we work, how we learn, how we share new information, and how we comply with new laws, regulations, and demands of the changes in global trade.

In the World Safety Organization’s 43rd year, we are continually reminded of the WSO Objectives: to encourage the effective exchange of information and experiences between/among the members of the WSO; to collaborate with other organizations in conducting activities of mutual concerns, interests and directions; to promote the continuous upgrading of the safety and accident prevention technology and these fields related to loss of lives, property, and environment; to strive for a universal level of professionalism and competence among its members and WSO non-members whose functions are related to safety; to perform such other necessary acts and functions relevant to the WSO overall theme of “Making Safety A Way of Life … Worldwide.”

Symposium Format

The Symposium will provide a unique opportunity for the corporate managers and executives, safety, health & environmental professionals, advocates of safety and accident prevention, leaders of safety organizations and WSO members from around the world where the WSO is represented through the WSO International/ National Offices, WSO Chapters, and individual members. Participation in the Symposium will provide a forum for information exchange, networking, professional contact with other members, safety professionals, but most of all, learning about new programs and professional knowledge at sessions, panels and workshops presented during the Symposium. The Symposium format consists of presentations, lectures, panels, workshops and plenary sessions. As a part of the program, Symposium participants are invited to take part in the “WSO Global Safety Roundtable” discussion where the suggestions, comments, resolutions, etc., will be formatted for submission to governmental legislation and Missions of the United Nations (UN), International Labor Organization (ILO), World Health Organization (WHO), and similar rule-making groups on the local, national and international levels.

Symposium Topics

Symposium topics include, but are not limited to: occupational safety and health, environmental safety and health, ergonomics, systems safety management, security, industrial hygiene, hazardous materials management, transportation safety, construction safety, off-the-job safety, recreational safety, safety of the workplace, disaster preparedness, as well as legislative topics on the national and global scale.

International Participants

The Symposiums of the World Safety Organization are always international in scope. WSO members from Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, and the Americas are frequent participants at the WSO Symposiums and Congresses.

Legislative Representation

Representatives from state and federal agencies are invited to provide updates on newest laws and regulations relevant to the safety industry.

Symposium Venue

The Charleston Marriott Town Center invites business and leisure travelers to immerse themselves in style, comfort, and elegance. Features include an unbeatable downtown hotel location in West Virginia’s capital city, proximity to top destinations like Charleston Civic Center, CAMC General, and world-class shopping, restaurant, and entertainment options in the heart of the city. All rooms provide a flat-screen TV, deluxe bedding, a well-lit work area, high-speed Wi-Fi access, and a coffee and tea maker. In addition, you’ll enjoy a fully stocked fitness center, heated indoor pool, and inventive, casual dining at Brick Salt Bar+Kitchen. The Charleston Marriott Town Center will provide an extraordinary backdrop for our visit to beautiful West Virginia.

WSO Awards Banquet

WSO Awards Banquet is scheduled on Monday evening, September 17, to honor the individuals, corporations, organizations, and other groups for their concerns in the protection of people, property, resources, and the environment. A list of all WSO Awards, along with the requirements for each, may be found on our website. If you wish to nominate an individual, company, corporation, agency, publication, association, or other entity, please contact the WSO World Management Center for the WSO Awards Nomination Brochure.

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Please contact us for additional information:
WSO World Management Center
PO Box 518, Warrensburg MO 64093 USA
Phone 660.747.3132  |  Fax 660.747.2647