Code of Ethics

This is a guideline for professional conduct for members belonging to the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists. (CARST) Any member found in breach of this Code is subject to disciplinary actions. This is a living document so it is subject to change and will be reviewed annually by members.

Interactions with Colleagues, Clients, and Others

  1. Members shall never knowingly mislead anyone, and shall have due regard for the safety and health of those who may be affected by work for which members are responsible.
  2. Members shall promote interest in and understanding of radon by the public, and shall not make untrue, false, deceptive or exaggerated statement regarding radon. Statements regarding radon by members shall have sound scientific basis. Inaccurate statements concerning radon and radiation, when discovered, shall be clarified as soon as possible.
  3. Members will not falsely or maliciously injure the professional reputation of anyone.

Technical Professionalism

  1. Members shall provide services and products in accordance with the Code and in accordance with recommendations from Health Canada and the EPA.
  2. Members shall not attempt to practice in any field in which they are not proficient. A member shall be appropriately trained, licensed and/or certified in the field in which they are practicing.
  3. Members shall strive to improve their knowledge and skills, and shall endeavor to extend the effectiveness of the radon profession by sharing information and experience with others, and by contributing to the work of professional associations and the scientific and academic community.

Business Ethics

  1. Members shall strive for the highest standard of integrity and fairness. Members shall take care that credit for work is given to those to whom credit is properly due.
  2. Members shall protect the sources of confidential communications, provided that such protection is not itself unethical or illegal. Members will operate in accordance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act in their collection and use of individual's personal information.
  3. Members shall not engage in unlawful activities. Members shall not accept compensation, financial or otherwise, from more than one interested party for the same service or for services pertaining to the same work, without the consent of all interested parties.

Disciplinary Actions

If members are found to be in violation of this Code then disciplinary action will be taken in accordance with the violation. These measures may include:

  1. Request for resolving mistakes;
  2. Suspension, which includes removal of name from membership list for a specified period;
  3. Expulsion from Membership List.

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