Earn 2 Contact Hours*
*Note: This webinar satisfies the 2-hour ABIH Ethics requirement.
Member $195 | Nonmember $225 | Student $25
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Explore the role of context in ethical decision-making by attending The Role of Context in Ethical Decision-Making for the Industrial Hygienist.
By exploring context, attendees will better understand the drivers influencing ethical decision-making and the theoretical frameworks supporting the use of such drivers.
Real case studies will be provided to analyze how the specifics of each situation influence the ethical and unethical behaviors by industrial hygienists.
The webinar will also outline the four major ethical theories that can be used to argue for or against the role of context in ethical decision-making and discuss some of the common ethical dilemmas faced by industrial hygienists.
- Upon completion, participants will be able to:
- Explain how context influences ethical decision-making.
- Outline the four major ethical theories that can be used to both support and not support the role of context in ethical decision-making.
- Discuss some of the common ethical dilemmas that industrial hygienists face.
- Analyze case studies to arrive at actions and behaviors that would be considered ethical from an AIHA Code of Ethics perspective.
Dr. Jan K. Wachter, CIH, CSP, CQE, CRE, is Professor in the Safety Sciences Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and its PhD Program Coordinator. Wachter received his BS (Biology/Chemistry), MS (Environmental Health), MBA and Sc.D. (Hygiene) degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds degrees in theology. Prior to his academic career, Wachter was employed by various Fortune 100 companies and at the U.S. Department of Energy at their national laboratory complexes. His major areas of interest are ethics, EHS management systems, application of quantitative methods in the EHS profession, and the use of human performance approaches for achieving EHS excellence.