Webinars

This webinar recording is available for registration and fulfills the two-hour ethics requirement. Participants will have access to the recording for 90 days. Upon completion, participants will have a record on their AIHA transcript to provide for certification application/renewal.

Webinar Recording: Professional Ethics and Practice of Industrial Hygiene

Earn 2 Contact Hours

Each certification cycle, OEHS professionals reaffirm their commitment to the ethical practice of industrial hygiene. However, many practitioners do not often refer to the Code of Conduct or Canons of Ethical Conduct, nor have occasion to consider their implications. In this litigious society, it is increasingly important to test our understanding of ethical issues that could lead to legal liabilities, ethical misconduct allegations or conflicts of interest, to ensure the integrity of our own practice, and serve as a knowledgeable sounding board to colleagues facing difficult ethical dilemmas.

This webinar will heighten practitioner awareness by using case studies and references from the literature to illustrate the Code of Conduct for the Practice of Industrial Hygiene and its interpretive guidelines, discuss ethical issues associated with emerging areas of practice and consulting, and review ethics code enforcement issues relevant to the industrial hygiene profession. In addition, understanding and taking action to comply in good faith with the Code of Conduct will maintain the CIH as a hallmark for those practicing in the OEHS field.

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    AIHA Connect 2024 Ethics Sessions

    The sessions listed below will fulfill the CIH ethics requirements for certification and recertification. All AIHA Connect 2024 sessions will take place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Upon completion, participants will have a record on their AIHA transcript to provide for certification application/renewal.

    G8: AI and OEHS Ethics (Tuesday, May 21, 11:15 AM-12:15 PM ET)

    Earn 1 Contact Hour

    OEHS professionals are increasingly using artificial intelligence (AI) tools in their professional practice. While these tools can improve productivity their use is not without risk. Care must be taken to validate the information provided and to ensure that data is collected and used in an ethical manner. This presentation will address some key ethical considerations in OEHS use of AI including but not limited to: a) data privacy; b) bias and fairness; c) accountability and transparency; d) equipment use; e) human supervision; f) decision making; and g) human vs AI authored content. AI models are trained on massive datasets generated by scraping various sources which are used in iterative cycles of model improvement. The AI can then predict which word follows the next in any given sentence. At the current state of AI evolution, this provides the ability to write plausible-sounding statements that are often surprisingly accurate. Even with optimized prompts, responses cannot be accepted at face value. AI systems do not inherently possess knowledge or facts in the way humans understand them. AI is optimized to provide the response based on its training data, not the most correct one. Unwarranted user confidence in the output they receive has already had real-world consequences. Lawsuits have been filed relating to allegedly fabricated results and it would be easy to imagine the consequences of trusting AI to create an emergency response plan without appropriate technical review.

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      N8: Introduction to Ethics for the EHS Professional (Wednesday, May 22, 1:00-2:00 PM ET)

      Earn 1 Contact Hour

      This presentation will cover the basic topics of the ESH professional and ethics. Topics to be presented include: guiding principles versus Code of Ethics; how professionals use a Code; the history of ethics, the international Code of Ethics, and Joint Ethics Principles.

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        O8: Case Studies in EHS Ethics (Wednesday, May 22, 2:15-3:15 PM ET)

        Earn 1 Contact Hour

        This presentation will cover the basic topics of the ESH professional and ethics. Topics to be presented include: guiding principles versus Code of Ethics; how professionals use a Code; the history of ethics, the international Code of Ethics, and Joint Ethics Principles.

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