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Ethics in the Modern Workplace

Presented: Apr 13, 2023  Available until: Apr 30, 2024

As Baby Boomers exit the workplace and Millennials and Generation Z take over, OESH professionals should be aware of changing attitudes toward ethical versus unethical behavior. Baby Boomers may view some situations as simply right or wrong, whereas GenZ thinks it’s a gray issue. As OESH professionals, we need to recognize that life experiences may impact the way workers and employers navigate their ethical decision-making. 

During this webinar, we will discuss how the different generations view the workplace based on their life experiences and review the BCSP, BGC, and IHMM ethical standards. Then we’ll take you through several different scenarios to explore how different generations may apply these ethical standards.



Upon completion, participants will be able to: 

  1. Recognize BGC, BCSP and IHMM ethical standards
  2. Describe how different life experiences may influence how workers view work and their relationships with their employers
  3. List ways that safety professionals can adhere to ethical standards while accommodating diverse views and recent changes to the workplace


William J. Pate, DrPH, MBA, CHP, CIH, CSP, CHMM

Senior Instructor

Dr. Pate has over 10 years of environmental health and safety experience in academic, research and healthcare settings in both the public and private sector. Dr. Pate's EHS experience has ranged from collection and management of radioactive, chemical, and biologic waste streams for a major research university to management of a comprehensive EHS program for a large multi-facility health system. Dr. Pate has been responsible for the development and delivery of a variety of EHS training topics, and his goal is to assist Bowen EHS clients in achieving their professional development goals. Outside of work, Dr. Pate enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.



This course contains 1 hours of instruction. 0.1 CEUs are offered for this course.

As an IACET Accredited Provider, Bowen Learning Network offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

Eligible for contact hours with the BGC, BCSP, IHMM, and other OESH certifying agencies.

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Completion Requirements

To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, participants are required to complete the following items:

  1. Participate in the live webinar or review the on-demand webinar recording.
  2. Score 70% or higher on the quiz.
  3. Complete the webinar evaluation.

No certificate will be awarded to participants who do not meet the above completion requirements.

Computer Requirements

The Bowen Learning Network online virtual classrooms are powered by BigBlueButton. It fully supports the Windows, Mac OS X, and Chromebook platforms (see below for versions supported). Support is available for iOS (iPads) and Android Tablets. While smart phones can be used, the screens are too small to display all of the aspects of the Virtual Classroom.  For the best online learning experience, the use of a device with a larger screen is HIGHLY recommended. A physical keyboard is also recommended.


Pricing and Access

This webinar is available On-Demand through the Member Center.

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