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OFFICIALS HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO:
- Treat everyone fairly within the context of their activity, regardless of gender, place of origin, colour, sexual orientation, religion, political belief or economic status.
- Direct comments or criticism at the performance rather than the individual, if included in duties. Consistently display high personal standards and project a favourable image of the sport and officiating.
- Refrain from public criticism of participants and fellow officials.
- Abstain from the use of tobacco products while in the presence of officials and discourage their use by officials.
- Abstain from drinking alcoholic beverages when officiating and working with officials.
- Refrain from the use of profane, insulting, harassing or otherwise offensive language in the conduct of duties.
- Educate and ensure high standards of risk management are maintained.
- Treat all other hockey participants with due respect and encourage all officials to maintain a high standard of self-discipline.
- When in a leadership role, ensure the safety of the officials with whom they work.
- At no time become intimately and/or sexually involved with other officials. This includes requests for sexual favours or threat of reprisal for the rejection of such requests.
- Respect participants' dignity; verbal or physical behaviours that constitute harassment or abuse are unacceptable.
- Never advocate or condone the use of drugs or other banned substances.
- Never provide under age participants with alcohol; never encourage its use.