AIHA University Webinar: The Role of Context and Reason in Ethical Decision-Making for the Industrial Hygienist

Date: Thursday, Sep. 15, 2022 - Thursday, Sep. 15, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Event Type: Webinars, AIHA Webinars

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Explore the roles of context and reason in ethical decision-making.

By exploring sound judgment and situational factors, you 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 of industrial hygienists. The webinar will also outline the four major ethical theories that can be used to reasonably justify ethical decision-making and discuss some common ethical dilemmas industrial hygienists face.

This webinar satisfies the 2-hour ethics requirement for CIH certification maintenance and provides skills for industrial hygienists faced with the burden of ethical decision-making.

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how reason and context influence ethical decision-making.
  • Outline the four major ethical theories that can be used to justify ethical decision-making.
  • Discuss some of the common ethical dilemmas that industrial hygienists face.
  • Analyze case studies to determine actions and behaviors that would be considered ethical from an AIHA Code of Ethics perspective.


Jan Wachter

Dr. Jan K. Wachter, CIH, CSP, CQE, CRE, CQMgr is a Professor in the Safety Sciences Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and its Ph.D. Program Coordinator. Dr. 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, Dr. 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.