Comparative Ethics

​Earn 2 Contact Hours

​This webinar involves comparing the CIH code of ethics with a variety of other codes of ethics, including Congress, Engineers, Government, Lobbyists, and Journalists, using the topic of water contamination in Flint, Michigan as a case study. 




Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • ​Experience first-hand that ethical dilemmas are not easy, using the water contamination issue in Flint, Michigan as a case study in ethics.

  • Review codes of ethics of professions involved in the Flint, Michigan water contamination issue.

  • Step into the shoes of one of the professional categories outlined in the case study to analyze how well they adhered to their code of ethics and compare their code of ethics to the CIH code of ethics.

  • Appreciate that compliance may not be enough.

  • See the value of professional codes of ethics: they keep us from doing dumb things, help us make better decisions, help us look for win-win opportunities, solve complex problems, and in-the-end, make us feel good about ourselves and each other.

  • Leave the webinar with improved problem-solving tools to better manage ethical dilemmas, so you’ll have them when you need them.

  • Earn certification points to meet the ABIH ethics requirement.  



Joy Erdman, MS, CIH, CSP, is an independent occupational safety and health consultant who recently retired as the senior civilian CIH & CSP working in the Pentagon in support of the U.S. Navys occupational safety & health program. Prior to that, she worked for the Navy in London UK and Port Hueneme CA. Ms. Erdman oversaw safety and occupational health policy for the U.S. Navy, and championed safety and occupational health subject matter experts to reduce hazards, particularly in new design, and served on a variety of DoD and Federal Interagency committees. She completed the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Executive Fellows and in 2012 was selected by the American Society of Safety Engineers as one of 100 women who have made a positive difference in safety over the past 100 years. 

Celia A. Booth, CIH, CSP, ARM, is the Vice President of McC​affery & Associates, Inc., a historical document consulting firm specializing in research to support toxic tort litigation. Her civilian career encompasses 38 years in occupational safety and health practice, starting with safety surveys in a variety of industries to corporate safety and risk management with Fortune 500 companies. Her 25-year military career included safety surveys in shore and afloat facilities as well as leadership of three Naval Reserve units in three states.  ​​​​​​​​​​