What You Need to Know about the 30th WSO Symposium


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Symposium Theme: Enhancing Knowledge, Professionalism, and Networking

Our ever-changing world, which has become smaller through new 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 this 42nd year of the World Safety Organization, we remind ourselves of the WSO Objectives: to encourage the effective exchange of information and experiences between and among the members of the WSO; to collaborate with other international 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 Venue

Set just two blocks from the Las Vegas Strip, the Tuscany Suites & Casino is a Mediterranean-inspired all-suite casino hotel located two miles from the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Understated suites with warm decor have free basic Wi-Fi , flat-screen TVs, kitchenettes, and sitting and dining areas. Sophisticated 2-bedroom suites add whirlpool tubs.

Dining options include an Italian restaurant/bar, a pub, a cozy eatery with sandwiches and pastries, and a cafe with a 24-hour breakfast menu. Other amenities include a spa and a casino with live entertainment, plus a fitness center, two pools, a business center, and laundry facilities.

Please call 877-887-2261 to make your reservation. Be sure to mention that you will be attending the WSO Symposium to avail of the special rates.

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 all over 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.

WSO Awards Banquet

WSO Awards Banquet is scheduled on Monday evening, September 18, 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. Nominations will be accepted through June 30.

WSO Certification Examinations

Individuals wishing to sit for WSO Certification Examinations may do so during the Symposium; however, approval of the applicant’s certification application package from the WSO Certification Board will be required before the applicant is eligible to sit for the WSO Exam. Contact the WSO World Management Center for further information.

WSO Re-Certification Requirements

WSO-Certified members must provide documentation proving that they are staying up-to-date within the Safety Field by submitting the WSO Re-Certification Form every three year cycle. One of the questions on this form is, “Have you attended any safety conferences?” The WSO Symposium is a qualifying event, and you may earn points towards your re-certification by attending.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

CEUs will be available to U.S. attendees upon request for $20.00.

Symposium Registration Fees

Please download the Registration Form or complete the online registration. To take advantage of the current discount, you must register and pay before July 31.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the WSO-WMC: 660-747-3132 or