Professional Ethics and Practice of Industrial Hygiene Webinar Recording

Date: Wednesday, Sep. 20, 2023 - Wednesday, Sep. 20, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Event Type: Webinars, AIHA Webinars

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Member $199 | Nonmember $225 | Student $25

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.

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe professional challenges in ethical behavior.
  • Outline a review of professional codes and ABIH’s perspectives on ethics.
  • Discuss the implementation of the Code of Conduct within the workplace.
  • Gain an appreciation of the relevance and critical nature of ethical Behavior in today’s world.
  • Identify ethical dilemmas and why they are difficult.
  • Analyze scenarios to understand ethical challenges and use tools and methodologies to make ethical choices.


Alan Leibowitz, CIH, CSP, FAIHA

Alan Leibowitz is the President of EHS Systems Solutions LLC (EHS-SS) following a 30 plus year career as the senior Ethics, Environment, Safety, Health and Security leader for ITT Corporation. At EHS-SS Alan provides executive level support in strategic planning, program management, crisis response and as an expert witness for leading global corporations.

Alan is a graduate of Drexel University with a Master’s degree in Environmental Science with extensive postgraduate training at the Columbia University School of Public Health. He is a certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Safety Professional (CSP). He has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and for his work in leading the effort to develop the first American National Safety and Health Management System Standard, ANSI Z10.

He has served on the Board of Directors of the Board for Global Credentialing (BGC formerly ABIH), the Occupational Hygiene Training Association (OHTA), the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the National Association of Environmental Management (NAEM), the Registrar Accreditation Board (RAB). He was also Chair of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) Environmental Issues Council and the Environmental Committee of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and as a Liaison Delegate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). He is a frequent speaker on Professional Ethics, Disaster Planning, Environmental Health and Safety Management. He has contributed chapters on the subjects to current editions of the textbooks “The Occupational Environment - It’s Evaluation and Control” and “Patty’s Industrial Hygiene”.

David C. Roskelley, MSPH, CIH, CSP, FAIHA

Mr. Roskelley has a Master’s degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Utah/Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (RMCOEH) and currently teaches as an adjunct faculty member. Mr. Roskelley is a Board-Certified Safety Professional (CSP), as well as a Board-Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH). He served on the Board and as Chair of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) and has previously served on the AIHA Board as a Director.

Mr. Roskelley is the founding partner of R&R Environmental, Inc. a comprehensive safety, health, and environmental consulting firm based in Sandy, Utah (United States). Additionally, Mr. Roskelley is the past chair of the National AIHA Joint Industrial Hygiene Ethics Education Committee (JIHEEC). Mr. Roskelley also chaired the Joint Ethics Task Force, consisting of representatives of AIHA, ACGIH, AIH, and ABIH, which was responsible for overseeing the adoption of a new, comprehensive system of ethical standards for the industrial hygiene profession.

Glenn J. Barbi, CIH Emeritus, FAIHA

Glenn Barbi served as Vice President of the Office of Global Sustainability for Becton Dickinson and Company from 2009 when the department was formed until his retirement in 2016 after 33 years of service to the company.

Leading BD’s global sustainability efforts, Glenn was responsible for driving environmental performance and strategy throughout BD's organization. His focus included advancing the Company’s progress globally in the areas of product stewardship and sustainable operations.

Prior to this current role, he had served as Corporate Director of Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) since 1990. In addition to his EHS responsibilities, Glenn was appointed BD's Chief Ethics Officer in 2001, a position he held until his appointment in Sustainability. In this capacity, he managed a company-wide Ethics Helpline and drove a variety of ethics and compliance training programs throughout the organization. He also served as a member of BD’s Leadership Team.

Glenn joined BD in early 1982 as a Manager of Safety and Health. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Wagner College and began his career with the Royal Insurance Company as an apprentice industrial hygienist in the late 1970s. During this period, he obtained a Master's Degree in Occupational Safety and Health from New York University. He was a Board-Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) in the area of Comprehensive Practice until the time of his retirement. Glenn is an AIHA Fellow because of his contributions to the advancement of Professional Ethical Decision Making.

Nancy Orr, CIH, CSP, FAIHA

Nancy Orr has over 42 years of experience in the occupational safety, health and environmental protection fields. She is the owner of Sage Health and Safety, LLC, a NYC based firm providing comprehensive safety and health consulting services. Prior to opening Sage Nancy was the Senior Director, Environment, Health and Safety, Global Operations at Becton Dickinson and Company (BD) , a multinational medical device and life sciences company with manufacturing operations in 24 countries. She was at BD for 17 years where she directed all Corporate EHS regulatory compliance and performance improvement activities for the company. Prior to her role at BD Nancy was a OSHA Compliance Officer, a field industrial hygienist for two major insurance companies and a Manager of Health and Safety at ITT Corporation in NY.

She has served as a Councilor of the American Academy of Industrial Hygiene, a Trustee of the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation, and has held several offices of the Metro NY AIHA section. She has chaired the AIHA Management and Safety Committees and currently serves on the Joint Industrial Hygiene Ethics Education Committee (JIHEEC).

Nancy has a deep interest in ethics and has shared this enthusiasm in the form of PDCs and seminars sponsored by National AIHA, ASSP and several local and regional professional meetings. She is also a member of the Executive Board of Safety 4 Nonprofits, Inc- a nonprofit devoted to providing pro-bono safety services to other nonprofits.