The purpose of our Code of Ethics is to give general statements of the principles of ethical conduct in order that members of CTTAM may fulfill their duty to the public, the profession and their fellow members.
The following Code of Ethics principles shall be construed as a general guide, and not as a denial of the existence of other duties equally imperative and other rights though not specifically mentioned. Our members are bound by its provisions just as they are bound by the provisions of CTTAM bylaws and regulations.
CTTAM Code of Ethics with Guidelines for Interpretation (PDF file)
Members of CTTAM shall:
- 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;
- Undertake and accept responsibility for professional assignments only when qualified by training or experience;
- Provide an opinion on a professional subject only when it is founded upon adequate knowledge and honest conviction;
- 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;
- Uphold the principle of appropriate and adequate compensation for the performance of their work;
- 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;
- 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;
- Present clearly to employers and clients the possible consequences if professional decisions or judgements are overruled or disregarded;
- Report to the appropriate agencies any hazardous, illegal or unethical professional decisions or practices by fellow members or others and
- Promote public knowledge and appreciation of applied science technology and protect the association from misrepresentation and misunderstanding.