Virtual workshop: Ethics for the Safety Professional – Research to Practice

  • CWC Ethics for the Safety Professional
     May 3, 2024
     9:00 am - 11:00 am



Format: 2-hour virtual interactive workshop

Date: Friday, May 3rd, 2024

Time: 9-11am PST

Due to this being an interactive workshop, attendance is limited. Register today!



Topic: Ethics for the Safety Professional – Research to Practice

This 2-hour virtual workshop will discuss how ethics can be identified as the standards of conduct and moral values governing actions and decisions in the work environment. The OHS professional’s role has many constituencies to which they must answer. During this workshop, the group will identify ethical dilemmas and discuss potential options and actions. As a faithful agent to the employer, OHS professional practice should be true to the employee and strive to promote a safe working environment. However, they also must be true to self—even if that truthfulness may threaten corporate profits in the short run. In the long run, it is only through truth and the promotion of ethical practices that one can minimize harm and maximize benefits to all stakeholders. Participants in this interactive workshop will actively generate and debate real world ethical dilemmas and explore ideas about:

  1. What is “professional ethics”?
  2. Ethical theories and professional conduct.
  3. How to approach ethical dilemmas for the best outcome.

Target Audience:

OSH professionals at any experience level. The course is seeking to provide guidance for OSH professionals to apply ethics in practice.

Instructed by: Dr. Daniel Snyder

Founder of Safety Mentor, developer of SPAN International Training, chair and committee member for multiple ANSI/ASSP, ISO and OHSMS standards, author of the ethics chapter in ASSP Consultants Business Development Guide

Dr. Daniel Snyder, Ed.D, CSP, SMS, ASP, OHST, CHST, CET, STSC, STS

Dr. Snyder’s career spans 30 years of diverse global professional experience facilitating research, partnering with stakeholders, and creating sustainable solutions for effective occupational safety and health (OSH) management systems. He served in the Army as infantry military intelligence and as safety liaison for implementing field expedited safety training as part of the National Incident Management System for disaster response to natural disasters. Daniel is a board-certified safety professional and a subject matter expert on professional competencies and influencing occupational safety and health management systems. He holds a B.A. in Science from the University of Northern Iowa, a master’s in Human Resource Development and achieved his doctorate degree in Adult and Lifelong Learning from the University of Arkansas. Dr. Snyder’s research-based consultancy informs OSH professionals about leveraging influential safety leadership through experience, education, and philosophy. He is a renown subject-matter expert on OSH certification exam blueprints, professional development, training, education, and competencies. He is the founder of, a robust learning management system dedicated to customized virtual OSH professional development. An accomplished professional speaker and published author, his works include the SPAN Exam study workbooks the Ethics chapter in the American Society of Safety Professionals’ Consultants Business Development Guide (2015) and the National Safety Council’s Pocket Guide to Safety Essentials, 2nd Edition (2014).  He serves as committee Chair for the ANSI/ASSP Z490.1 Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety,

Health and Environmental Training Standard. He is a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the ISO Technical Committee (TC)-283 for the ISO 45001, Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS), international standard.  A gifted facilitator, Daniel is dedicated to advancing the occupational safety and health profession through consulting, mentoring, and expert services. Contact Dr. Snyder at


Dr. Daniel Snyder, founder of Safety Mentor and ASSP Director-At-Large, has partnered with the ASSP Columbia Willamette Chapter to provide this PDC opportunity. Proceeds will help fund our chapter development fund. Thank you to Dr. Daniel Snyder and Safety Mentor for their support of our chapter and the safety and health community!


Attendees will earn 0.2 Ethics CEUs from BCSP upon completion of the workshop. As of July 1, 2023, BCSP certifications will now require 0.5 points from ethics courses every recertification cycle, beginning with recertification cycles that start July 1, 2023 or later.  CEU certificates will be emailed to participants upon completion of the workshop.

Tickets Price Qty
Non-ASSP Member $25.00 USD  
ASSP Member/ASSP Student $20.00 USD