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  Health Association 

IEHA Code of Ethics


As a member of the Indiana Environmental Health Association, Inc. (IEHA), I recognize that the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, cultural background, economic or social condition, and I further acknowledge that:


1. I have an obligation to foster the advancement of public and environmental health.  I will uphold the standards of my profession; continually search for truths and disseminate my findings; and I will strive to keep myself fully informed of the scientific developments in the fields of public and/or environmental health.
 

2. I have an obligation to the public, employers and clients, whose trust I hold and I will endeavor to the best of my ability to guard their interests honestly and wisely.
 

3. I am obliged to avoid real or perceived conflicts of interest whenever possible through the performance of my duties and responsibilities and to disclose them to affected parties when they do exist.

4. I will accept responsibility in making decisions consistent with the safety, health, and welfare the public, and to disclose promptly the factors that might endanger the public or the environment.
 

5. I will be honest and realistic in stating claims or estimates based on available data.
 

6. I will reject bribery in all its forms.

7. I will seek to improve my understanding of technology, its appropriate application and potential consequences.
 

8. I will seek to maintain my technical competence through continuing education. 

9. Being loyal to my profession, I will uphold the Constitution and in IEHA By-Laws of the Indiana Environmental Health Association Inc., and will at all times conduct myself in a manner worthy of my profession.  My membership constitutes a realization of my personal responsibility to actively discharge these obligations.


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