The WSO was founded in 1975, in Manila, Republic of the Philippines, as a result of a gathering of over 1,000 representatives of Safety Professions from all continents at the First World Safety and Accident Prevention Congress. The WSO World Management Center was Established in the USA in 1987 to be responsible for all WSO Activities, the Liaison with the United Nations, the Cooperation with the numerous member National Safety Councils, professional safety/environmental (and allied areas) organizations, WSO International Chapters, and member corporations, companies, groups, societies, etc. The WSO is a non-profit Missouri Corporation, non-sectarian, non-political movement to "Making Safety A Way Of Life...Worldwide." Since 1987 the complete WSO administration/operation has been located in Warrensburg, Missouri USA.
The World Safety Organization provides a network system to its members whereby professional assistance may be requested by an individual, organization, state or country on a personal basis. Members needing assistance may write to the WSO with a specific request and the WSO, through its membership and other professional resources, will try to link the requestor with a person, organization or resource which may be of assistance.
The WSO publishes the "WSO Consultants Directory" as a service to its Certified Members and to the professional community. Only WSO Certified Members may be listed. The WSO collects data on the professional skills, expertise and experience of its members in the WSO Expertise Bank for reference when a request is received for professional expertise, skill, experience.
The WSO provides all members with a membership certificate for display on their office wall and an identification card. The WSO awards a certificate of Honorary Membership to the corporations, companies and other entities paying the WSO membership and/or WSO certification fees for their employees.
The WSO members (active) receive WSO News-Letters, WSO Tech-Letters, and other membership publications of the WSO. The WSO members receive a discount on the subscription for the semiannual publication of the World Safety Journal, published by the WSO.
The WSO members are entitled to reduced fees at seminars, conferences and classes, given by the WSO. This includes local, regional and international programs. When Continuing Education Units are applicable, an appropriate certificate is issued. The WSO members, who attend conferences, seminars, and classes receive a Certificate of Attendance from the WSO. For individuals, attending courses sponsored by the WSO, a Certificate of Completion is issued upon completion of the course(s).
WSO MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION