The Theme for the 2024 Symposium is

Adapting Safety to a Changing Landscape


The goals of the annual WSO Symposium always include broadening collaboration among the various sectors of the safety field, building professional skills and knowledge, strengthening professionalism within the membership, broadening networking opportunities, and raising awareness of the value and impact of

“Making Safety a Way of Life…Worldwide.”


The WSO Symposium is always a gathering of friends and colleagues, a place to improve performance and meet new people in the safety field. Symposium topics generally 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, and legislative topics of the national and global scale.

You’ll connect with leaders, experts, elected officials, and changemakers of today and tomorrow, who are all committed to promoting the continuous advancement of safety and accident prevention technology and striving for a universal level of professionalism and competence among its members and all professionals and practitioners in the multi­ discipline of occupational and environmental safety, health, and accident prevention.

WSO Symposiums are known for a unique, friendly atmosphere, providing an opportunity for corporate managers and executives, SH&E professionals, advocates of safety and accident prevention, leaders of safety organizations, and WSO members from around the world to network and connect, exchange information, learn about new programs, and gain professional knowledge at a variety of breakout sessions.  CEUs (USA only) will be awarded through the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri, USA ($25 fee).


WSO Global Safety Roundtable

What better way to round off Opening Day than to hear powerful stories from your colleagues about their own expeditions at work and in life that have led them or those around them to better health and wellness…where ideas are shared, assumptions are tested, and participants are asked to view a perspective through a different lens. Suggestions, comments, resolutions, etc., of the Roundtable discussion are formatted for 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.


Awards Banquet

The WSO  Awards Banquet is scheduled on Monday evening, October 14th 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. Award winners will be recognized, as well as other special honorees including distinguished guests, board members, and committee members. The banquet is included in the registration fee for Symposium attendees, and you may purchase tickets for your guests for $60 each.*

A list of all WSO Awards, along with the requirements for each, may be found on our website, or you may request a copy of the Guidelines by contacting the WSO World Management Center by phone or email: 1-660 -747-3132,

The deadline for nominations is July 31st.


Symposium Venue

Located just minutes away from all the excitement of Downtown Kansas City and the airport, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Kansas City Airport provides a relaxing getaway perfect for business travelers, a long weekend with friends, or your next family vacation. At Holiday Inn hotels, we want to make it easy to celebrate any moment together, big, or small, with a comfortable and affordable stay. Whether it’s with friends, family, or colleagues, we believe being there matters. Designed for the smart traveler, Holiday Inn Express means a clean, consistent, and comfortable stay whenever you need to be there in person. We believe any business or personal journey is worth it when a real connection is part of the story. We’re there. So you can be too.


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