The Board for Global EHS Credentialings develops and promotes high ethical standards for industrial hygienists.  These rules apply to those individuals seeking BGC certification (candidates) and all individuals certified by BGC/ABIH (certificants/Diplomates).

Individuals, groups or organizations may submit an ethics complaint against candidates or certificants by using the Ethics Complaint Form. Before submitting a complaint, please review the Code of Ethics and the BGC Ethics Case Procedures in order to understand the BGC ethical standards and procedures for processing complaints. The above documents can all be found at

Ethics Review Committee

The Ethics Review Committee is comprised of five Diplomates. After receiving a formal complaint, the committee may be involved in determining whether violations of the BGC Code of Ethics have occurred. The committee is referenced in the Ethics Case Procedures.

CIH Ethics Cases

Please visit here for a current summary of CIH ethics cases.