Ethical Principles

The Board for Global EHS Credentialing® (BGC®) maintains an enforceable Code of Ethics for all BGC-certified professionals, applicants, and examinees. In response, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) have created a set of Member Ethical Principles​ that complement the Code of Ethics.

This Principles document is based on the same concepts as the BGC Code of Ethics. These were based on collective input from both AIHA and ACGIH members and were subsequently approved by both the AIHA and ACGIH Boards of Directors. These Principles promote ethical professional practices and strongly encourage members to understand their ethical responsibilities.​