Bylaws/ Operational Manual / Ethics

Bylaws/ Operational Manual / Ethics

Chapter Bylaws (Updated September 2017)

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Code of Ethics

The ethical relationships of members of the Society are defined in order to ensure that their conduct will provide sound judgement in pursuance of their professional duties, will follow the highest standards of integrity, and will uphold the honour and dignity of the safety profession.

WITH THE PUBLIC

Members shall limit their involvement in such endeavours to those areas where they have specific knowledge and competence. They shall avoid any form of appearance of a possible conflict of interest.

WITH EMPLOYERS OR CLIENTS

Members shall not abuse their professional affiliations to secure personal advantage and shall avoid conflicts of interest.

IN SEEKING EMPLOYMENT

Members shall not compete unfairly with other members or utilize improper or questionable methods.

PROMOTIONAL PRACTICES

Members shall not allow nor participate in exaggerated or misleading statements of their qualifications. They shall not represent their work and/or capabilities in a manner which will discredit or reflect unfavourably upon the profession. Professional papers or articles written for publications shall be factual, dignified, and free from self-laudatory implications. Such articles shall convey the author's degree of participation in the work or program described and shall give appropriate credit to others who share in the activity.

AS AN EMPLOYER

Members shall provide complete information on the position and its status, and shall ensure equal opportunities for professional development of those working under their supervision.

WITH OTHER MEMBERS

Members shall not take credit for the safety work of others including designs, programs, suggestions, accomplishments, or proprietary interest, and shall not attempt to injure directly or indirectly the professional reputation, prospect or practice of other members.

Each member shall cooperate in extending the effectiveness of the profession by the exchange of information and experience and by encouraging fellow members to pursue their continuing education efforts.