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Our Code of Professional Conduct is an ethical benchmark for our members. These standards bring accountability, responsibility and trust to those whom the safety profession serves.

Our Commitment to Professionalism

  • Serve the public, employees, employers, clients, the Society, and the profession with fidelity, honesty and impartiality.
  • In all professional relationships, treat others with respect, civility, and without discrimination.
  • Abstain from behavior that will unjustly cause harm to the reputation of the Society, its members and the profession.
  • Continually improve professional knowledge, skills, competencies, and awareness of relevant new developments through training, education, networking and work experiences.
  • Consider qualifications before undertaking any professional activity and perform only those services that may be handled competently.
  • Make informed decisions in the performance of professional duties that adhere to all relevant laws, regulations and recognized standards of practice.
  • Inform all appropriate parties when professional judgment indicates that there is an unacceptable level of risk of injury, illness, property damage or environmental harm.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information acquired through professional practice that is designated or generally recognized as non-public, confidential or privileged.
  • Accurately represent professional qualifications including education, credentials, designations, affiliations, titles and work experience.
  • Avoid situations that create actual, potential or perceived conflicts between personal and professional interests, and if a potential conflict of interest arises disclose all applicable facts to potentially affected parties.
Approved by House of Delegates June 3, 2012