2020 NJAIHA Professional Development Courses

December 3, 2020 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
$50 each
Scott Van Etten

The NJAIHA will be hosting Professional Development Courses (PDCs) on Thursday, December 3rd, the day prior to the Northeast Industrial Hygiene Conference (NEIHce). The PDCs will be presented virtually on Zoom.

Courses Include:

  • Course #1 (9:30am-12:00pm): Building an Ethical Foundation for Occupational Safety and Health Programs, Nancy Orr, CIH, CSP, FAIHA

This PDC on Ethical Fitness helps participants develop an increased awareness of the ethical issues and how they arise. Participants will learn to:

  • Understand the nature of personal values and their role in guiding conduct
  • Apply tools and skills to analyze ethical dilemmas
  • Learn to identify and resolve potential ‘conflict of interest’ situations
  • Make higher quality ethical decisions

Participants in this course will acquire essential skills necessary to make higher quality ethical decisions. This skill – building process begins by developing an awareness of ethical issues and how they arise. The role of personal values and their application to decision – making is then examined. Participants practice using analytical techniques to explore right vs. wrong situations as distinct from right vs. right dilemmas, where values conflict. Explore how to resolve situations where truth conflicts with loyalty; justice and mercy; set both short-term and long-term goals, and understand self-interest conflicts with the community’s interest. Finally, participants will apply several resolution approaches to dilemmas in search of “the higher right.”

**This course fulfills the ABIH ethics requirement for CIH recertification maintenance credit.**