Resolving Ethical Dilemmas

Ethical issues can arise in a variety of situations for occupational health and safety (OH&S) professionals.

When they do,

you need to decide what you are going to do.


This course outlines the principles that have been established for making ethical decisions as set out in various professional codes of ethics, including the Code of Ethics of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).

This training course focuses on understanding how professional codes of ethics can be used for decision-making.  It outlines a step-by-step approach for identifying, analyzing and resolving ethical dilemmas you may face in the future.

In order to practice using this approach, this course also provides the opportunity to assess case studies that include ethical challenges similar to those that have been encountered by other health and safety professionals. Although fictional, these case studies are based on real-life situations. They have been developed from media reports, legal cases and the personal experiences of other professionals.

The focus of this course is on ethical decision-making on the part of individuals rather than the ethics of decision-making on the part of organizations. The goal is to to provide a practical approach for developing and analyzing options when you are faced with an ethical dilemma.

For information about the course instructor, Thea Dunmire, go to the Instructor page.

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