Professional Code of Ethics
To perform all responsibilities agreed upon in an efficient
and expeditious manner.
To set reasonable fees for services as appropriate, but to
not accept fees on a contingency basis.
To keep client reasonably informed about significant
developments, and to promptly comply with reasonable requests
To be accessible to client and to promptly respond to
To fully apply diligence, education, knowledge, skill, and
mental abilities that are reasonably necessary for the
performance of duties.
To undertake only those professional assignments for which
the professional is qualified, and to advise client to engage
other specialists whenever the client's interests are served
best by such an arrangement.
To pursue each case in a professional and scientific manner.
To use professional knowledge and skill for the advancement
of safety and human welfare.
To maintain an attitude of independence and impartiality to
ensure an unbiased analysis of the evidence.
To have due regard for the safety, health and welfare of the
public in the performance of professional duties.
To guard against conditions that are dangerous or threatening
to life, limb, or property on work for which the professional is
To promptly call attention to those who are responsible for
conditions that are dangerous or threatening to life, limb, or
To be honest and impartial in dealing with clients and the
To conduct an objective examination and analysis.
To be truthful and objective in reports, testimony, and
To not exaggerate, embellish, or misrepresent qualifications.
To not practice, market, or promote in a false, misleading,
or deceptive manner.
REGARDING CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND CONFIDENTIALITY
To endeavor to avoid a conflict of interest with client, but
when unavoidable conflict arises then to fully disclose the
circumstances to all parties involved.
To treat all information from any agency or client with the
To not disclose information concerning the business affairs
or technical processes of any present or former client without
To express an opinion on a professional subject only when it
is founded on adequate knowledge and honest conviction.
To render opinions and conclusions strictly in accordance
with the evidence in the case, and only to the extent justified
by the evidence.
To perform services only in areas of competence.
REGARDING PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
To carry out the duties of the profession in such a manner so
as to inspire the confidence of the public.
To endeavor to extend public knowledge and appreciation for
To oppose any untrue, unsupported, or exaggerated statements
regarding the profession.
To honor and obey all laws pertaining to the profession.
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