ASSE Code of Professional Conduct (2012)


American Society of Safety Engineers


Date Approved: 

June 3, 2012

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Code of Professional Conduct

Our Commitment to Professionalism

Serve the public, employees, employers, clients, the Society, and the profession with fidelity, honesty, and impartiality.

In all professional relationships, treat others with respect, civility, and without discrimination.

Abstain from behavior that will unjustly cause harm to the reputation of the Society, its members, and the profession.

Continually improve professional knowledge, skills, competencies, and awareness of relevant new developments through training, education, networking, and work experiences.

Consider qualifications before undertaking any professional activity and perform only those services that may be handled competently.

Make informed decisions in the performance of professional duties that adhere to all relevant laws, regulations, and recognized standards of practice.

Inform all appropriate parties when professional judgment indicates that there is an unacceptable level of risk of injury, illness, property damage, or environmental harm.

Maintain the confidentiality of information acquired through professional practice that is designated or generally recognized as non-public, confidential, or privileged.

Accurately represent professional qualifications including education, credentials, designations, affiliations, titles, and work experience.

Avoid situations that create actual, potential or perceived conflicts between personal and professional interests, and if a potential conflict of interest arises disclose all applicable facts to potentially affected parties.

Approved by House of Delagates June 3, 2012