The Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) is a voluntary, non-profit, professional credentialing organization. ISHM certifies qualified safety and health managers who have met the professional knowledge and experience standards established by the Board of Directors. The ISHM Code of Professional Conduct serves as the minimal ethical standards for the professional behavior of candidates for and holders of documents of certification conferred by ISHM as well as the organization’s leaders, volunteers and staff.
ISHM certificants and candidates as well as leaders, volunteers and staff must give priority to health and safety interests related to the protection of people, and maintain high standards of integrity and professional conduct as described in the certification standards and responsibilities listed below. As professional safety and health managers, ISHM certificants and candidates have the obligation to accept responsibility for their actions; continually seek to enhance their professional capabilities; practice with fairness and honesty; and, encourage others to act in a professional manner consistent with accepted moral, ethical and legal standards.
I. Responsibilities to ISHM, the profession and the public.
II. Responsibilities to clients, employers, employees and the public.