Handling Ethical Issues in Professional Engineering Practice
Friday, January 17, 2020, 12:00 – 2:00 PM CST
Is there a conflict between “being safe” and cost efficiency in a project?
Ethical duties against pollution/damaging the environment
Federal laws and regulations/state laws/local laws
Case law/history re: environmental incidents
Ethical obligations/duties when confronted with choice between cost saving and danger
to the public
Conflict between staying ahead of the curve and safeguarding the public
Ethical duties to assume new technology does not present a risk to project, public
Testing new technologies before implementation
Fundamental principles of ethics for engineers
Definition of ethics
Madison v. Ducktown Sulphur (air pollution)
Knuth v. County of Erie (flood zone)
S. Cal Edison v. United States (misleading or concealing pertinent facts on
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