Ethical Problems of Engineers in Industry and

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    Ethical Problems of  Engineers in Industry
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    Employer Authority and Employee  Duties When an offer of employment is accepted: A contract is signed The Engineer agrees to use his knowledge to further the companies goals The Employer agrees to treat the engineer in a professional manner and also acquires the authority to direct the engineer
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    Employer Authority and Employee  Duties The employer has management authority to direct the resources of the company The engineer has technical authority to exercise the special and skilled acquired through university education and practical engineering experience In an efficient firm, the distinction between authority shall be well defined and both parties will have mutual respect for one another.
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    Employer Authority and Employee  Duties Engineers are responsible for evaluating the technical feasibility of a project Employers has the ultimate authority on whether a course of action shall be undertaken Over the length of an engineers career, their may be times where management asks him to perform an unethical task. Under no circumstance should an engineer compromise his professional ethics.
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    Employer Authority and Employee  Duties The following examines the different types of conflicting actions that may rise: Illegal Actions Actions contrary to the code of ethics Actions Contrary to the conscience of the engineer.
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    Employer Authority and Employee  Duties Illegal Actions: Actions that would require the engineer to break a criminal, civil or business law. No manager can ask any individual to break the law
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    Employer Authority and Employee  Duties Actions contrary to the code of ethics: While not illegal, certain actions may be considered unethical under the Professional Act of engineering The Engineer should advise management of the appropriate section of the code of ethics An employer cannot ask an engineer to perform acts that are contrary to the code of ethics
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    Employer Authority and Employee  Duties Actions contrary to the conscience of the Engineer: Most difficult situation Not illegal Not against code of ethics Contrary to the engineers ethics Decision must be examined and consequences must be weighed
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    Generic code of Ethics Although most of the Engineering code of ethics address similar issues ,it is important that you familiarize yourself with the code of ethics where you practice. The engineering code of practice in QUEBEC are listed in our WebCt and there is a link to the OIQ website where these codes are presented in both French and English .
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    Generic Engineering code of Ethics and  Practice 
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    Code of Ethics for Engineers   Engineering is an important and learned profession. as members of this profession
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2010 for the course MIME 221 taught by Professor Hassani during the Spring '10 term at MO Southern.

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