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CODE OF PROFFESIONAL ETHICS

The time in which we live is one of the most difficult periods for the people that work on occupational safety and health. They are exposed to different challenges and pressure both from people and the lifestyle of today. Their profession itself brings many temptations and challenges including the choice between the profession and the provision.

Article 1

The Code of Professional Ethics is based on the document “Principles of engineering ethics” from the Institution of engineering-scientific societies and associations of Republic of Macedonia. The fundamental ethic principles come from the moral philosophy based of honour, righteousness and politeness and is shaped from the understanding of common caring among people as basis of personal culture. A person that works in the field of occupational safety and health is accepting these normative as combination of dynamic guidelines for the professional practice and private life as well. This person believes is his/her duty to adjust his profession to these principles. Having in mind that the honour is a foundation for expert guidance, the person which works on occupational safety and health ( OSH in the further text) must perform its duty to the people, employees and employers in a committed, honourable and unbiased matter. The duty of OSH are considered as common good so the OSH workers should be able to perform their professional tasks for the benefit of the society. The OSH worker should work towards enhancing the importance of the profession and should try to avoid any activities or companies with doubtful records. Respecting the colleagues, he/she should always be kind and tolerant and above all should be guided by the expert arguments in performing the professional practice.

REGULAR WORK

Article 2

The OSH worker should provide to further developing OSH through exchanging data, knowledge and experience with other OSH workers and students on OSH Faculty, and through collaboration with other associations, schools, institutes and magazines in the area of OSH.

Article 3

The OSH worker should not use his/her profession to underestimate or diminish other professions. He/she should participate in public expert debates or discussions when scientific arguments need to be affirmed or for disputes or new alternative solutions.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Article 4

The OSH worker should aim at expanding the expert knowledge and to prevent unprofessional and other inappropriate views or activities in the area of OSH.

Article 5

The main responsibility of the OSH worker is to take care for the safety and health of the employees and the society which might be endangered while performing professional duties or other dangers that are outcome from the technological process.

Article 6

If the OSH worker notices negative influences of the psychophysical integrity on the employees, its his/her responsibility to take measures to eliminate the problem or if he/she is not able to do it on their own, he/she must report it to the Association or the authorities.

Article 7

The OSH worker has right to express opinion only if he/she know the nature, character and objective data of the problem, and if he/she is called as a witness on court, expert committees or other debates, the OSH worker must make objective judgments and make those public.

Article 8

The OSH worker will never criticize or express opinion for any social issues for personal/private reasons.

Article 9

The OSH worker must contain himself from expressing opinion on issues for which there aren’t enough facts or other objective data.

RELATION WITH CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES

Article 10

The OSH worker should treat every client or employee with respect and in correct, professional and confident matter, regardless of the race, religious or national background of the client.

Article 11

The OSH worker should be unbiased and righteous when solving conflicts among colleagues, clients, employees, employers and investors when performing his professional practice.

Article 12

The OSH worker should clearly define his position towards the clients or the employers especially when new machines, tools or knowledge need to be purchased, when he might have monetary or other interest.

Article 13

The OSH worker must act in matter to protect the safety and health or the employees and the welfare of the facilities for which he is responsible. If he is not directly responsible, he should always report any danger to the responsible person.

Article 14

The OSH worker who is not directly responsible (as defined in the previous article) should clearly suggest the necessary precaution and the consequences that might follow for not implementing the technical guidance.

Article 15

The OSH worker should refer the client or the employer to other authorized experts to secure holistic protection of the client’s interests.

Article 16

The OSH worker will never reveal any data regarding the work or the technological process without prior approval of the client or the employer.

Article 17

The OSH worker will not accept monetary or any in-kind compensation from more parties for one assignment or for matters that regard one subject without consent from all involved.

Article 18

The OSH worker will not accept certificates from contractors or other party or work which is directly his/her responsibility.

Article 19

The OSH worker without consent from the employer will not be interested in the financial construction of bids or other professional activities in his place of employment. His primary concern will be the quality and expertise in the received bids and offers.

Article 20

The OSH worker should inform the employer or the client of any changes in timely manner. HE will not allow any interference which might influence his performance or the decision making for which he is in charge.

RELATION WITH OTHER OSH WORKERS

Article 21

The OSH worker should aim to protect the profession from any misunderstandings in the OSH community and to be professional and responsible citizen.

Article 22

The OSH worker should support the idea that everybody that participates in expert work should be compensated as well as those that perform general activities as PR and support the ethics of this profession.

Article 23

The OSH worker should aim at providing conditions for expert development of the OSH engineers in their profession.

Article 24

The OSH worker will not directly or indirectly question the findings of another OSH worker without strong evidence and arguments. Even than, the tone and language used should be in accordance with the prescribed regulations and moral normative.

Article 25

The OSH worker will not try to compete with other OSH worker from another company after final decision is made about the job in question. He will also not compete on the basis of diminishing the opponent’s performance or accepting compensation lower the determined wages in the Association.

Article 26

The OSH worker will not use bribe or another mean of corruption to compete with another OSH worker, thus degrading the profession and the vital feature of an OSH worker.

Article 27

With accepting the membership in the Association, the member is obliged to follow the prescribed normative and regulations of the Code of Conduct and professional ethic.

 

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MACEDONIAN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ASSOCIATION

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postal address: P.O box 908
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