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 | Date: House of Delegates | June 3, 2012
Code of Conduct Violations
File a Code of Conduct Complaint
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. ASSP members are expected to uphold our Code of Professional Conduct.
If you believe an ASSP member has violated the Code of Professional Conduct, we ask that you please review the Code of Professional Conduct (above) and the committee procedures before filing an allegation.
To report the alleged misconduct, please contact Jennifer McNelly, ASSP’s CEO, at firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: Code of Conduct Allegation. The communication must include facts, details, supporting documents and other evidence to support any claims of unprofessional or unethical conduct.