The 2018 Conference and post conference courses are nearly sold out. We try to keep the conference website up to date, but there can be a significant delay in updating the “Sold Out” status of the conference or its post-conference courses. If you are in the process of registering we strongly suggest you confirm there is still space available in either the conference itself or the post-conference course of interest BEFORE you make any travel arrangements.
The Western Conference on Safety is the largest Occupational Health & Safety Conference in Western Canada. Now in its 23rd year and featuring 2 keynote presentations, 20 conference seminars, 5 post conference courses and 80 safety tradeshow booths this year’s conference promises to be the biggest and best yet. Last year’s 2017 Western Conference on Safety sold out with more than 1000 attendees, 180 exhibitor staff, and 30 speakers. Each year the advisory committee travel across Canada and the USA to find the most interesting, latest and best sessions and bring them to Vancouver. If you only go to one conference in 2018 make it this one!

This is my third time at the conference and I always learn something new each time.
Ron Holbrook – North Vancouver Rec. & Culture

Latest News:

Status Update: Only a Few Seats Left.

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As of today, March 21, 2018 the following seats are still available at the 2018 Western Conference on Safety
Full conference Seats (Monday and Tuesday) Only 15 Seats Left
Single Day – Monday Only –  SOLD OUT
Single Day – Tuesday Only – 25 Seats available
Post Conference Course Status
PC-1 Fundamentals for Joint Health & Safety Committees Course SOLD OUT Overflow Course added on Thursday April 12
PC-2 Supervisor Safety Training Course: 5 Seats left
PC-3 Accident/Incident Investigations Course: 4 seats left
PC-4 Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Course: 1 Seat left
PC-5 Consulting Skills for the OH&S Professional Course: 4 Seats left
PC-6 Fundamentals for Joint Health and Safety Committees Course: 10 seats left. (this is the overflow course just added and running Thursday April 12)

Post-Conference Fundamentals for Joint Health & Safety Committees Course SOLD OUT. Extra course Added to Thursday April 12/18

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The post conference Fundamentals for Joint Health and Safety Committees Course scheduled for Wednesday April 11, 2018 has now SOLD OUT. But an overflow course has been added and runs Thursday April 12, 2018 from 8:3- 4:30pm, at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver.  See the “Program” webpage and scroll down to Thursday PC-6 for more information

Registrations Running 28% Ahead of Last Year

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With just over 2 months to the start of the 2018 Western Conference on Safety registrations are running 28% ahead of last year. Its still early in the registration timing but so far registrations are roaring in well ahead of predictions and we are hearing from those people who are registering that the 2018 agenda is the best yet!

2018 Western Conference on Safety registration is open

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Happy New Year! The program is done (and will be arriving in the mail shortly) – look for it in the next week or two! Or, don’t wait, and click the program tab at the top of our website. Ready to register? Click on the registration tab to find the pricing, and give us a call at (604)233-1842 or drop an e-mail to Just because our on line registration form isn’t ready yet, doesn’t mean we aren’t ready to take your registration. Start the new year off by making a commitment to guarantee your seat!

WorkSafeBC Joins 2018 Western Conference on Safety as Gold Level Sponsor

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WorkSafeBC Joins 2018 Western Conference on Safety as Gold Level Sponsor. We are pleased to welcome back WorkSafeBC as a gold level sponsor of the 2018 Western Conference on Safety.  WorkSafeBC has been a sponsor of the conference since inception in 1996 and its help and support has helped make the conference the second largest OSH conference in Canada and the largest in Western Canada.

Kudos once again! Extremely well organized and excellent quality speakers. Makes me excited to get back to work and use this great info.

Dailaan ShafferCRSP Program Lead, OH&S First Nations Health

Great conference. Lots of info to take back.

Cal JacksonJ.H.O.S Co-Chair, Tolko

Fantastic! Well done. Very very informative.

Brad GibbonsFirst aid manager, West Park Electric Ltd.

This conference is a must. Its like software updates. It keeps me current, motivated and renews my energy towards workplace safety.

Lorraine DouvilleCanadian Blood Services