2014 Western Conference on Safety
Hyatt Regency Vancouver April 22 - 23, 2013  

Welcome to the 2016 Western Conference on Safety

Welcome to the 2016 Western Conference on Safety (WCS) website. This is your home base for all things WCS. Please check back often for the latest important news and updates regarding the conference.

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Hosted by:
Pacific Safety Center


News and Updates:

April 27, 2016:
The 2016 Western Conference on Safety is now in the history books. It was the largest ever with 900 delegates, 200 exhibitors in 80 booths, 140 post conference participants, 35 speakers, 15 staff and volunteers. All adding up to 1290 people attending and participating in Western Canada’s largest Occupational Health and Safety Conference. We are currently going over the delegate and exhibitor evaluations in great detail in order to improve next years conference, but so far the evaluations are saying this was the best Western Conference on Safety ever! Planning has already started for the 2017 Western Conference on Safety running April 3 and 4, at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. Watch this space for more details coming this summer and fall.

April 7, 2016:
As of today there are only a few post conference course seats left in PC-2  Supervisors Safety Training Course and PC-4 Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Courses. All other courses and the main conference are now completely sold out.  If you are interested in attending either of those courses please call us at 604 233-1842 to see if they are still available. 

April 5, 2016: Only A Few Full and Tuesday Only Conference Seats Left!
Now only a limited number of Regular (Monday & Tuesday) conference seats and Tuesday Only conference seats are still available. As of today (April 5/16) all the available
Monday Only (Single Day) seats are SOLD OUT. If you are planning to register for either a full conference seat or a Tuesday Only seat, we suggest you call us at 604 233-1842 for the latest information on what is still available BEFORE making any travel or other similar arrangements. For those interested in the Post Conference courses, see below for information on seat availability.

Post Conference Courses:

*         PC-1 Joint Health & Safety Committee Course:
Sold Out. A waiting list has been established and we are hoping to put on an overflow course. Call or email for details.

*         PC-2 Supervisor Safety Training Course: 8 Seats Left.

*         PC-3 Accident/Incident Investigations Course: Sold Out

*         PC-4 Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Course. 3 Seats Left.

*         PC-5 Essentials of Risk Management:
Sold Out

*         Pc-6 Obligations & Liabilities of OHS Professionals:

March 16, 2016: Western Conference on Safety Post Conference Course PC-5 Essentials of Risk Management Sells Out. 
The popular Western Conference on Safety post-conference Essentials of Risk Management Course scheduled for April 13 & 14, 2016 is now completely sold out. A waiting list has been established. Call 604 233-1842 or email registration@pacificsafetycenter.com to be put on the waiting list. 

March 14, 2016: 
WHEW! That was one heck of a busy week for the Western Conference on Safety staff. Just over 390 people registered last week alone. If you are thinking of joining the over 700 people who have already registered we suggest you do it soon as the Western Conference on Safety will probably out again in 2016.

March 11, 2016: Post Conference Joint Health & Safety Committee Course Sells Out.
The popular Western Conference on Safety post-conference Joint Health & Safety Committee Course scheduled for April 13, 2016 is now completely sold out. A waiting list has been established. Call 604 233-1842 or email registration@pacificsafetycenter.com to be put on the waiting list.

February 29, 2016: 
Register by Friday March 11, 2016 and Save! Last day for Early Registration Discounts is Friday March 11, 2016. Register by then and save up to $50 per person. 

February 16, 2016: 
With 45 registrations being received just in the last 24 hours alone things are looking bright for this year's Western Conference on Safety. There's just over 3 weeks to go until the early payment deadline and 7 weeks until the conference dates, it looks like this year's conference may be yet another sell-out. If you are planning on attending we suggest you register sooner than later to ensure you get the lowest possible price and guarantee you get in. See you at the conference!

February 16, 2016: Warning to all exhibitors!
It has come to our attention that someone calling themselves "Convention Housing Planners" or "CHPlanners" is contacting Western Conference on Safety exhibitors and representing themselves as a booking agency for hotel guest rooms at the Western Conference on Safety. THEY ARE NOT ASSOCIATED WITH THE WESTERN CONFERENCE ON SAFETY nor the Pacific Safety Center in any manner whatsoever. We have NOT provided them with any contact information. We cannot say who Convention Housing Planners are, but we strongly recommend that you do not book your accommodation through them and that you do contact the Hyatt Regency Hotel directly to make your hotel bookings. You can call the Hyatt Regency Vancouver at 1-888-421-1442 or click here for our conference Accommodations page.

February 8, 2016: The 2016 Western Conference on Safety Print Program, Have You Got Yours?
Over 6000 copies of the 2016 conference print program were mailed out. If you haven't received yours let us know and we'll be happy to mail one out to you right now.
Or you can download an electric copy by clicking here.

February 3, 2016: 
Did you know that Pacific Safety Center is sponsoring 23 full time students in the BCIT Occupational Health and Safety Diploma Program? Each one has received a complimentary full registration for the Western Conference on Safety. They are the future of our profession!

January 27, 2016: 2016 Western Conference on Safety Registrations Roaring In! 
The conference website is now live, the print program has been mailed out to thousands and thousands of workplaces throughout Western and Northern Canada. Registrations are already flowing in at close to record levels. With the conference having sold out in 5 of the previous 6 years 2016 is looking like it could be another sell-out.

"Wow, what a fantastic conference! Canít wait until next year!"
--Tracy Gowans, District of North Vancouver

"Very informative sessions; some of the most intimate, personal experiences were shared Ė Emotion is guaranteed to get you thinking.."
--Jackie McGuire, BC Liquor Distribution Branch

"This is a 'must go to' conference. Excellent speakers with great information to take safety forward."
--Mark Ryall, Matcon Canada

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