About the World Safety Organization
Headquartered in Warrensburg MO USA, the World Safety Organization (WSO) is a global community of people dedicated to “Making Safety a Way of Life … Worldwide” since 1975. In Consultative Status with the United Nations and with National Offices and Chapters in over 20 countries, WSO has the reputation and reach to bring together diverse safety professionals and practitioners who are transforming the world’s corporations, organizations, and communities to meet tomorrow’s critical challenges.
The WSO’s purpose is to internationalize all safety fields, including occupational and environmental safety and health, accident prevention, etc., and to disseminate throughout the world the practices, skills, arts, and technologies of the safety and accident prevention fields. With worldwide membership in the thousands, the WSO is undergoing a strong growth period. With individual referrals and recommendations from WSO members, there is continuous growth in membership and the pool of professionals seeking the WSO certifications.
October 2015 saw the 28th Symposium held in Manila, birthplace of the organization, for the 40th Anniversary Celebration of distinguished WSO history. The 29th (Houston, Texas) and 30th (Las Vegas, Nevada) Symposiums were attended by delegates from Philippines, Singapore, Kenya, Nigeria, Germany, United Kingdom, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, India, Canada, and the USA. The 31st Symposium is scheduled for September 17-19, 2018, in Charleston, West Virginia.
In 2017 WSO’s Certification Program was accredited in compliance with ISO/IEC 17024:2012, an international standard which sets out criteria for an organization’s certification program for individual persons, by the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC). Learn more about WSO at www.worldsafety.org.