The Philosophy behind the Code of Ethics

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The Philosophy behind the Code of Ethics

May 7th, 2018

Philosophy of the code.

OH Professions play an important role in ensuring medically sound working environment for various professions through the following adherence.

  • Conduct based on that of ethical behavior at all times.
  • Protection of its clients and their employees through guidance of medical processes to assure quality based outcomes through ethical standards.
  • Contributes to the reputation and credibility of the Occupational health & Safety profession and its members.
  • Guarantees sustainable development of the Occupational health & Safety profession.


The purpose of the code

  • It is intended to promote ethical behavior and to prevent unethical behavior by its members.
  • The guideline provided in the code instils confidence in the members in that it gives them clear conduct boundaries.
  • It also stimulates ethical awareness and decision-making regarding various clients and their employees.

The format of the code

  • The Code of Ethics is directional in nature which assures that it is rules-based.
    • These rules however, rest on a foundation of ethical aspirations such as integrity and fairness.
    • A list of ethical rules can never be exhaustive though and members therefore have an obligation to use their ethical discretion when confronted with ethical challenges that the rules may not provide for.

The Team operates on the following Health and Safety Guidelines as directed by SASOM and SASOHN

 Quality Management:

  • Risks are identified and the required solution to the best solving scenario is implemented on Medical Surveillance is based on Annexure 3 and Job Risk Analysis, as supplied by the employer.
  • Planning of Service and Deliverance.
    • Risks have been identified and the process addressed to eliminate any risk factors reoccurrence in the future.
    • Knowledge of what needs to be done when the problem occurs, with a preventive maintenance plan in place to avoid the problem in future.
  • Review of Requirements according to OHSA 85, 1993 & GCR 2015
    • Adherence to guidelines of safe purchasing in medical surveillance, by obtaining the additional knowledge and technology.
  • CORE Ethical Practices;
    • The Core is based on the following principles;
      • Respect
      • Responsibility
      • Openness to change.
      • Trust
      • Dedication
      • Honesty
      • Discipline
      • Professional conduct at all times
  • CORE Team Components.
    • Based on a group of friendly, caring and unique individuals who share the same goals and aspirations regarding the total efficiency and success of the entire organization.
    • Successful role models open to the development of the Core module.
    • Successful leaders in the field of Occupational Health Service.


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