Code of Ethics

PREAMBLE

The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) has adopted and, as a condition of obtaining and maintaining their certification, each Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)® accepts the Code of Ethics. In accepting the Code of Ethics, each CRSP pledges to subscribe not only to the letter but also to the spirit of the Code in all of their professional activities.

PURPOSE

The purpose of the Code of Ethics is to provide guidelines to ensure that Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (CRSPs) adhere to high ethical standards of practice.

The ethical relationships of CRSPs are defined in order to ensure that their conduct will:

  1. provide sound judgement in pursuance of their professional duties;
  2. maintain the highest standards of integrity and professional competence; and,
  3. uphold the honour and prestige of the profession.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (CRSPs) shall:

  1. Protect and promote the safety and health of people, property and the environment above any consideration of self-interest.
  2. Engage only in activities that maintain and enhance the quality of their professional services.
  3. Avoid circumstances where compromise of professional conduct or conflict of interest may arise.
  4. Be objective in the application of recognized scientific methods and in the interpretation of findings.
  5. Recognize and respect the original work, integrity and ability of their peers. 
  6. Recognize their professional limitations and level of competence as well as the special skills of others in related professions.
  7. Continue professional development throughout their career and support and encourage fellow CRSPs to develop professionally.
  8. Protect the confidentiality of all professionally acquired information and disclose such information only when properly authorized or when legally obligated to do so.
  9. Represent their qualifications and experience accurately and not knowingly make false or misleading statements.
  10. Keep apprised of the law as it relates to professional practice.
  11. Practice to the best of their ability, recognizing that discrimination on the basis of race, creed, colour, language, national origin, political or religious affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family relationship and disability is prohibited by and within the BCRSP.

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (CRSPs) shall:

  1. Comply with the relevant provisions of the certification scheme.
  2. Make claims regarding certification only with respect to the scope for which certification has been granted.
  3. Not use the certification in such a manner as to bring the certification body into disrepute, and not make any statement regarding the certification which the certification body may consider misleading or unauthorized.
  4. Discontinue the use of all claims to certification that contains any reference to the certification body or certification upon suspension or withdrawal of certification, and to return any certificates issued by the certification body.
  5. Not use the certificate in a misleading manner.

PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

Every CRSP relies on the Board to protect the integrity of the CRSP and the Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) is tasked with ensuring that responsibility is fulfilled in a fair and impartial manner. The PCC shall be solely responsible for ensuring BCRSP Policy is followed to investigate complaints or allegation of misconduct against certificants.