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RESPONSIBLEPROFESSIONALS,PROFESSIONS, ANDCORPORATIONS
MORALRESPONSIBILITYIt is an idea that applies to individual engineers,groups of engineers, and the corporations in whichmost engineers do their work.It is also a multifaceted idea that combinesobligations, ideals of character, accountability,praiseworthiness, and blameworthiness.
SLIDESMANIASaving the CiticorpCenter5thhighest Skyscraper in the USThe 59 story with 9 story high stiltsDiscovered that the building was indeed structurallydeficient
RELATED SENSES OFRESPONSIBILITYObligations.Responsibilities are obligations—types of actions thatare morally mandatory. Some obligations areincumbent on each of us, such as to be honest, fair,and decent. Other obligations are role responsibilities,acquired when we take on special roles such asparents, employees, or professionals. Thus, a safetyengineer might have responsibilities for makingregular inspections at a building site, or an operationsengineer might have responsibilities for identifyingpotential benefits and risks of one system ascompared with another.
RELATED SENSES OFRESPONSIBILITYAccountable.Being responsible means being morallyaccountable. This entails having the generalcapacities for moral agency, including thecapacity to understand and act on moralProfessionalism reasons. It also entails beinganswerable for meeting particularobligations, that is, liable to be held toaccount by other people in general or byspecific individuals in positions of authority

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