Professional Code of Conduct
Recent graduates and newcomer safety professionals should be introduced and engaged in professional code of conduct and ethics at the foundation of their career.
Association of Canadian Safety Professionals (ACSP) follows the professional code of conduct model developed by International Network of Safety and Health Practitioner Organization (INSHPO).
It is expected of all members to read, acknowledge and adhere to the professional code of conduct during the course of membership.
Primary duty/loyalty/Adherence to relevant laws:
Make informed decisions in the performance of professional duties that adhere to all relevant laws, regulations, and recognized standards of practice.
Obligation to inform
Inform all appropriate parties when professional judgment indicates that there is an unacceptable level of risk of injury, illness, property damage, or environmental harm while protecting the confidentiality of all professionally acquired information and disclose such information only when properly authorized or when legally obligated to do so.
Maintain honesty, integrity, and objectivity in all professional activities.
Conflict of Interest
Avoid all situations that create real or perceived conflicts of interest, and provide full disclosure of those conflicts to all potentially affected parties.
Perform only those services that may be handled competently based on one’s training and experience.
Take all reasonable steps to preserve the confidentiality of information acquired through professional practice.
Maintenance of Knowledge/Continuing Education
Maintain, and, where possible, develop professional competence through the professional development program as provided by relevant domestic professional association, or other training, education, networking, or work experience.
Misrepresentation of Qualifications
Not falsely represent professional qualifications, including education, credentials, designations, affiliations, titles, and work experience.