Professional Ethics and the Practice of Industrial Hygiene

Meet your 2-Hour ABIH Ethics Requirement Through Online study

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Course Description & Procedures

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the ethics underlying professional industrial hygiene practice and meet the ABIH two hour requirement for ethics training. The course was produced in 2009 with the goal of using streaming video presentations, supplemental reading, and learning measures for each section to effectively introduce the topic of ethics in the professional practice of industrial hygiene.

The course is comprised of six topical sections including the introduction and summary. Participants are expected to read supplemental materials (if applicable for the section), watch the video segment, and then answer the section questions that follow. Questions will come from the video and reading. You are required to complete each section in the order presented, including completing the questions provided at the end of each section. You can work on sections as your time permits, exiting and coming back where you left off.

You have 30 days to complete all requirements of the course (at which time your registration will be inactivated). Once you have successfully completed all the sections, complete and submit the course evaluation which will automatically notify the course coordinator that you have completed the course. The course coordinator will review your materials to verify that you have met all requirements, archive your documentation, and issue you a certificate of completion.

Course material will be posted online through a url, login and password that will be provided following registration and pre-payment.


  • Dean Lillquist, Ph.D, MSPH, CIH
  • David Roskelley, MSPH, CIH, CSP
  • Jeff Throckmorton, CIH

Course Schedule

Introduction, Course Goals & Format

Section I – Professional Ethics - An Overview

  • Definitions of professional, professional practice - Why do professionals have ethics of practice and minimal expected behavior?
  • Types of and roles of credentialing organizations
  • Validity of internal regulations
  • Who bene ts from a professional code?
  • The need for continuing professional development

Section II – Intro to IH Professional Code of Ethics

  • How do professionals use a professional code.
  • Guiding Principles versus Code of Ethics Comparison of the philosophy found in:
    • International Code of Ethics
    • Joint Ethics Principles
  • Does it only apply only to CIHs?

Section III - The ABIH Code of Ethics

  • History of ABIH and the principles of its Code
  • Review of current American Board of Industrial Hygiene Code of Ethics
  • Certified professional’s responsibilities to ABIH, the profession, client, worker, and the public

Section IV – Critical Thinking: Methods and Practice

  • Tools and thought process to analyze ethical challenges.
  • Working through case-studies and identifying the ethical challenges.

Section V – Ethic Review Process for CIHs

  • What is IH professional mal-practice?
  • ABIH disciplinary procedures – ABIH Ethics Case Procedures
  • Rules for the processing, possible violations of ethical standards.
  • Candidate agreement/exclusive authority
  • Overview of Process
  • Types of disciplinary outcomes that have occurred from ABIH


.20 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and .33 Industrial Hygiene Ethics CM Points have been awarded. Registration

4 Easy Ways to Register

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  • Phone: Call 801-581-4055 to register, followed by payment or purchase order within two weeks.
  • Online: Go to the UMarket site, payment must follow within two weeks
  • Fax: Send your completed registration form to 801-585-5275, followed by payment or purchase order within two weeks.
  • Mail: Complete registration form with check or company purchase order to the address on the form. You are considered registered when full payment or a purchase order has been received.