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2019 WSO Symposium

Our ever-evolving world demands that we change 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 advances in global trade.

Even now, in our 44th 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.”

[Download the 2019 Symposium Brochure, which includes the Call for Speakers/Presenters, HERE.]

Symposium Format

The Symposium provides a unique opportunity for 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 provides 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.

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. CEUs (USA only) will be award through  the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri, USA ($20 fee).

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

Located just minutes away from all of the excitement of the glittering Las Vegas Strip and Las Vegas Convention Center, Tuscany Suites & Casino provides a relaxing getaway perfect for business travelers, a long weekend with friends or your next family vacation.

Inspired by the Tuscany region of Northern Italy, the all-suite hotel boasts a warm and welcoming atmosphere surrounded by lush gardens, some of the largest standard hotel suites in the city, and thoughtful amenities to ensure the most comfortable stay possible. Tuscany Suites & Casino will truly be your Las Vegas home away from home.

The Tuscany has blocked rooms for WSO Symposium participants at the discounted rate of $75 (net) per night Sunday through Thursday, single or double occupancy and $129 (net) per night Friday and Saturday.

Please contact the Tuscany directly by telephone at 1-877-887-2261 no later than September 5, 2019, to make your reservation. You may also book online:

  1. Go to  https://stay.tuscanylv.com/
  2. Input arrival/departure dates
  3. Input WSO’s group code (15C3VV)
  4. Proceed

WSO Awards Banquet

WSO Awards Banquet is scheduled on Monday evening, October 7, to honor the individuals, corporations, organizations, and other groups for their concerns in the protection of people, property, resources, and the environment. The banquet is always a highlight of the Symposium, so we hope you will make plans to attend.

A list of all WSO Awards, along with the requirements for each, may be found HERE, or you may request a copy of the Guidelines by contacting the WSO World Management Center by phone or email: +1-660-747-3132, symposium@worldsafety.org.

Deadline for nominations is June 1.

Register Today!

  • To pay by credit card, you may register online or call the WSO-WMC to make a payment over the phone.
  • To pay with check, bank draft, or money order, please download the fillable form and mail with payment.
  • To pay through Western Union, please download the fillable form and email to symposium@worldsafety.org with the MCTN from your Western Union receipt. NOTE: Western Union transactions must be payable to World Safety Organization, Attn: Stephanie Jewell, 106 W. Young Ave, Ste. F, PO Box 518, Warrensburg MO 64093 USA.

Please contact WSO-WMC if you need additional information or assistance:

WSO World Management Center
106 W. Young Avenue, Suite F
PO Box 518
Warrensburg MO 64093 USA
Phone 660.747.3132  |  Fax 660.747.2647
Email: symposium@worldsafety.org