Industrial Hygienists’ Ethical Dilemmas: Basic Principles and Resolution
Industrial hygienists routinely confront ethical dilemmas. The ABIH has introduced an
enforceable code of ethics. The AIH, AIHA and the ACGIH have published member
ethical principles. This workshop will provide industrial hygienists with an overview of
these codes. Participants will review basic ethical principles and will discuss the
important ethical issues facing our profession. Several ethical dilemmas will be
presented as case studies. Participants will use multiple tools and resources to resolve
these scenarios. Industrial hygienists will gain a deeper understanding of ethical
behavior and the multiple factors that influence it.
Tom Ouimet is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional with over
25 years of professional experience working in private industry and academic
institutions. He currently is employed by Yale University and as a private consultant.
Tom’s consultancy focuses on developing occupational health and safety training that
leverages the power of advanced training technologies. Tom recently served as a
Councilor in the Academy of Industrial Hygiene and is currently a member of the Joint
Industrial Hygiene Ethics Education Committee.
Anne Bracker, MPH, CIH has been the industrial hygienist for the Division of
Occupational and Environmental Medicine (DOEM) at the University of Connecticut
Health Center since 1990. As a clinic industrial hygienist she provides industrial hygiene
consultation and training for the Division's physicians as well as area employers and
labor organizations. Ms. Bracker is currently the chair of the Joint Industrial Hygiene
Ethics Education Committee.
Date: November 18th; Time: 5:30-8:00 pm
Agenda (2 hours)
1. Background- Why did the ABIH adopt an enforceable code of ethics?
2. Ethics- the basic principles
3. An Overview of the Codes
The ABIH Code of Ethics
The Joint Industrial Hygiene Associations Member Ethical Principles
4. Ethics and the industrial hygienist- what are the important issues?
5. Ethical Dilemmas- Case Studies and small group discussions
6. Additional Resources
Meeting Location: Traveler’s Lab, 90 Lamberton Rd., Windsor, CT 06095
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