Upcoming Tele Web on Ethics
AIHA will host the Tele Web Virtual Seminar “Professional Ethics, Doing What Is
Right in the Practice of Industrial Hygiene” on Aug. 4, 2009, from 2 to 4:30
p.m. ET. The presenter will be David F.
Coble, CSP, president of Coble, Taylor &
Jones Safety Associates.
Real dilemmas confront industrial hygienists every day. Explore the meaning
of doing what is right through this introductory Tele Web Virtual Seminar. Participants will gain an understanding of
ethical behavior and the factors that influence it. Tools and methodologies for
resolving ethical dilemmas will also be
reviewed in light of recent changes in the
ABIH Code of Ethics.
To register online for this Tele Web, visit
www.aiha.org/Tele Web. AIHA members
who register by July 24 can attend the
Tele Web for $295; nonmembers who register by July 24 can attend for $325. Fees
increase by $100 after July 24. Every site
registered will receive materials that may
be duplicated for each participant.
For more information on this and
other Tele Webs, visit www.aiha.org/
Content/CE/DL/ telewebs.htm, or contact
Cinthia Minan, AIHA’s distance learning
coordinator, at (703) 846-0749 or
New ABIH Ethics Requirements
BY JEFF THROCKMORTON
Starting in 2010, applicants for the CIH
certification will be required to have two
hours of ethics training. CIHs and CAIHs
reporting for the 2006–2010 cycle or later
will also be required to have two hours of
ethics training per five-year cycle. The
ethics work can include classroom
courses, distance learning, or equivalent
activity. Work-related training on the
HIPPA privacy rule, human subject protection during research, records protection, and related items will likely qualify
and can be submitted to ABIH for CM
points. Ethics presentations by local sections will count, with approval.
A list of previously and presently approved courses can be found by selecting “ethics” in the “subject of interest”
box at www.abih.org/members/roster/
coursesearch.cfm. Additionally, both
AIHA and ACGIH® are working to develop distance learning classes with assistance from the Joint Industrial Hygiene
Ethics Education Committee (JIHEEC).
As always, individuals are welcome to
request CM points for a course by filling
out and submitting the form found at
ABIH, he served previously on the AIHA Board of
Directors. He is a member of the Joint Industrial
for the Local Sections Committee. He can be
reached at Jeff. Throckmorton@ehs.utah.edu.