Exploring Ethics In Industrial Hygiene

The Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary defines an ethic as "rules of behavior based on ideas about what is morally good and bad." As Industrial Hygienists, we are held to a "Code of Ethics" put forth by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH). However, what you may feel is morally wrong may be perfectly fine with the IH sitting next to you. How do we determine if something is ethically wrong? First, you need a good understanding of what is expected of you and the goal of this webinar is to give you that foundation. We will explore the ABIH's "Code of Ethics", discuss the reasons for unethical behavior, and review how to avoid ethical pitfalls.

This webinar is a 1-hour lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A. This webinar is a repeat of the one presented on January 25, 2017.


Upon completion, participants will be able to: 

  1. Identify common causes of ethical dilemmas
  2. List ways to avoid "ethical" pitfalls
  3. Identify the most common ethical complaint issues according to the ABIH
  4. Explain ethical obligations of an industrial hygienist
Updated on February 7, 2017