Mark Katchen, CIH, and Alan Leibowitz, CIH and CSP, examine the Board for Global EHS Credentialing (BGC) Code of Ethics in the latest in Editor Dave Johnson’s exploration into ethics as it relates to safety.
We navigate the ethical minefield of industrial hygiene with The Phylmar Group’s Mark Katchen. This episode focuses on the impact of ChatGPT on the EHS profession and also discusses an interesting ethics case study.
Unfortunately, with many having actively protested exposure prevention protocols since the emergency of the COVID-19 virus and many actively protesting vaccinations, methods to counter the virus are being bypassed by a large percentage of the population; in turn, this is enabling the possibility for COVID-19 to linger and/or return.
Anyone may call themselves an industrial hygienist and anyone may practice industrial hygiene. No license, certificate, formal education, or years of experience are required for someone to practice industrial hygiene in the United States. Whether IH is a profession, trade or practice is just semantics.
High-reliability organizations are those whose leaders strive to create the safest and most effective hazard controls and then constantly re-assess these operations for any possibility of failure so that it can be resolved before an incident occurs.