WEBINAR Ethics and Professional Practice in 2021

Earn 1.5 Contact Hours

Webinar – 
Ethics and Professional Practice in 2021
January 27, 2021
2:00–3:30 PM ET



This webinar focuses on the OHS professional as an ‘ethical professional’ and complexity of ethics in OHS professional practice. It considers ethics in the context of the legal obligations of the OHS professional, introduces the concept of the OHS professional as ‘moral agent,’ and discusses ethical theory from a moral philosophy perspective as a basis for examining the role of formal codes of ethics and particular ethical challenges for OHS professionals. The examples will discussion individual and organizational ethical capability and practical approaches to ethical OHS decision-making, including consideration of ‘speaking up’ when the need arises.  The webinar will provide a summary of ethical theories and a compilation of OHS scenarios to prompt professional discourse. 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the differences between ethics and morality
  • Apply ethics concepts to safety decision making needed to respond to unexpected hazards
  • Provide advice to facilitate legal and ethical decisions about operational risk
  • Identify three ethical issues EHS  professionals might experience in professional practice
  • Analyze workplace situations with an ethical element to apply an ethical ethical decision-making model to solve complex problems

Who Should Attend This Webinar?

Occupational health and safety (OHS) professionals professionals, OHS educators, OHS students and anybody interested in OHS knowledge


This webinar contains 1.5 contact hours and may be eligible for Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) CM credit. See the ABIH website (abih.org) for CM credit criteria. This webinar may also qualify for CSP recertification points. See the BCSP website (bcsp.org) for details. Participants seeking confirmation of attendance for the webinar from ACGIH must attend the live webinar or view the archive and submit a final exam and evaluation. Certificates of Completion will be issued in a timely manner after receipt and completion of these items.

What is an ACGIH® Webinar?

ACGIH is dedicated to providing quality, scientific, educational events. One method of doing this is to offer distance-learning webinars. A webinar, short for Web-based seminar, is a presentation, lecture, or seminar that is transmitted over the Internet. A key feature of a webinar is its interactive elements — the ability to give, receive and discuss information. Webinars are as effective as on-site presentations without the travel expense. This ACGIH webinar is 1.5 hours in duration and consists of a live presentation given via the Internet with no option for call in audio.