February Technical Meeting

Jan 08, 2019

  • February Technical Meeting
    February 20, 2019
    7:00 am - 9:30 am

Ethics for Health and Safety Professionals: Making the Right Choices

When: February 20, 2019 from 7:30AM – 9:30AM

Venue: American Red Cross – 601 N Golden Cir Dr., Santa Ana, CA 92705

Speaker: Mark Katchen, CIH


Ethics poses questions about who we are and how we ought to act.  There is some set of standards that govern our actions whether they are right or wrong.  We have certain character traits, such as honesty, compassion, and fairness that make us who we are.  Because of our ethics, there may be concerns or groups that we minimize or ignore.  During this presentation, we will examine the fundamental causes of our actions and examine the Code of Ethics for health and safety professionals.

Speaker’s Bio

Mark Katchen is the Managing Principal for The Phylmar Group, Inc. with expertise in industrial hygiene, toxicology, occupational health, risk communication, professional ethics and sustainable supply chain practices. His consulting expertise includes helping organizations optimize the EHS/Sustainability function by focusing on mission alignment, resource allocation and utilization, business process improvement, and demonstrating the value of EHS/Sustainability to the organization. He also has extensive litigation support expertise having testified in numerous cases involving a wide variety of chemical and biological agents.

He received his B.A. in Psychobiology from UCLA, M.S. in Environmental and Occupational Health from California State University, Northridge, and M.B.A. from Loyola Marymount University.  He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist. Mr. Katchen has more than 35 years of experience in occupational and environmental exposure assessment in a variety of industries.

Mr. Katchen has taught at the University of California, Los Angeles and Irvine campuses.  He also serves on the California State University, Northridge Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Advisory Board.  He is a past chair of the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s International Affairs Committee, current Scholarship Committee Chair for the Occupational Hygiene Training Association and is Chair of the AIHA’s Joint Industrial Hygiene Ethics Education Committee.  Mark is also an AIHA Distinguished Fellow and Lecturer who frequently speaks to business and academic groups on environmental risk assessment, management, communication, ethics and sustainable business practices and is the author of several published technical and business-related articles.


7:00AM -7:30AM Check-in and breakfast

7:25AM – OCASSP Update

7:30AM -9:30AM Presentation


600 N. Parkcenter Drive, Room PC 208, Santa Ana, California, 92705, United States