Code of Ethics

  1. Hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public, the protection of the environment and the promotion of health and safety within the workplace;
  2. Undertake and accept responsibility for professional assignments only when qualified by training or experience;
  3. Provide an opinion on a professional subject only when it is founded upon adequate knowledge and honest conviction;
  4. Act with integrity towards clients or employers, maintain confidentiality and avoid a conflict of interest but, where such conflict arises, fully disclose the circumstances without delay to the employer or client;
  5. Uphold the principle of appropriate and adequate compensation for the performance of their work;
  6. Keep informed to maintain proficiency and competence, to advance the body of knowledge within their discipline and further opportunities for the professional development of their associates;
  7. Conduct themselves with fairness, courtesy and good faith towards clients, colleagues and others, give credit where it is due and accept, as well as give, honest and fair professional comment;
  8. Present clearly to employers and clients the possible consequences if professional decisions or judgments are overruled or disregarded;
  9. Report to the appropriate agencies any hazardous, illegal or unethical professional decisions or practices by other members or others; and
  10. Promote public knowledge and appreciation of applied science and engineering technology and protect the Association from misrepresentation and misunderstanding.