About the Course

This Ethics for the OH&S Professional course focuses on understanding how professional codes of ethics can be used in identifying, analyzing and resolving ethical dilemmas encountered by OH&S Professionals.

It specifically focuses on the Code of Ethics established by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) for guiding the practice of Certified Industrial Hygienists (click here to download a copy from the ABIH website).  It has been designed to meet the CEU ethics training requirement established for CIHs by ABIH (click here to go to the ABIH website to learn more about this requirement).

This course is offered by ENLAR® Compliance Services in partnership with the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

The course fee is $195.00 for AIHA members ($295.00 for non-members)

Click here to register for this course.

Course Objectives

This course has the following learning objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of how the various Codes of Ethics apply to industrial hygiene practice
  • Learn how the ABIH Code of Ethics requirements relate to ethical decision-making
  • Explore how to utilize various commonly-accepted approaches for resolving ethical issues
  • Practice assessing case study scenarios using the various resolution approaches discussed in the course materials
  • Learn what steps can be taken to avoid future ethical dilemmas

NOTE – This course focuses on resolving ethical issues likely to be encountered by individual OH&S professionals rather than on how organizations should act in order to be considered ethical.

Course Structure

This is an on-demand web-based course set up in a members-only virtual classroom.

The course uses audio lessons, downloadable handouts and on-line quizzes.  In order to complete the course, you will need to access the course from a computer that allows you to view the course materials, download the course documents and view Flash-based presentations.  The course materials will only be provided on-line.  If you want to see whether you can access materials similar to those used in this course, click here.

Course Content & Instructor

This course includes both course lessons and case studies.  There is also a Resources page that contains links to other reference materials on ethics and ethical decision-making.

There are 6 Course Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Understanding Professional Codes of Ethics
  • Lesson 2 – Common Approaches to Resolving Ethical Issues
  • Lesson 3 – Ethical Principles Related to  Competency
  • Lesson 4 – Ethical Principles Related to Truthfulness & Confidentiality
  • Lesson 5 – Ethical Principles Related to  Independence & Conflict of Interest
  • Lesson 6 – Ethical Principles Related to Loyalty & Public Protection

The course also provides an opportunity to assess one or more case studies that set out ethical dilemmas similar to those that have been encountered by other OH&S professionals. Once a case study has been completed, students will have an opportunity to exchange their views with others taking the course and compare their analysis of the case study to that of others.

Thea Dunmire is the course instructor.  She is an attorney, certified industrial hygienist and certified safety professional.  She has been active in AIHA for over 25 years and is an AIHA Fellow.  She was a member of the original Code of Ethics Taskforce (1993-1994).  For more information about how she came to teach this course, click here.

Course Completion

In order to complete the class and obtain a certification of completion, students will have to –

  1. log in to the course
  2. listen to the course lessons
  3. complete a course quiz
  4. complete an on-line written assessment of at least one of the course case studies

For details about the course terms and conditions, click here.

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