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Unformatted text preview: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE/ OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY Professor Jacques Ouellet Professor Ferri Hassani 1 PPOHS Welcome to MIME 221 FALL 2007 2 CONDUCT IN CLASS Free to talk in the corridor before and after the class Please do not talk in the classroom Specially when we have guest speaker Questions are welcomed Attendance at all classes mandatory 3 Developing An Awareness of Ethics for Engineering Students 4 5 nLAW n clear nETHICS n not guidelines n codified n universal n external authority n specific penalties clear n highly individual n varies widely n internal philosophy n few, if any, penalties 6 What is Engineering? n Science Explores What Is ... Is... Engineering Creates What Has Not Been "Engineer" is from the Latin "Ingeniare" Engineer" Ingeniare" To Design, To Create Engineers Use the Materials and Forces of Nature for Public Benefit Engineering is a Profession: Searching for Optimal Solutions to Real Problems n n n 7 If the "Ethics Rope" Breaks, We all lose ! 8 Ethics and Technology 9 Environmental ethics 10 The Engineering Profession You will become a processional after very short few years !! In the professional life you will face ; VARIOUS LEGAL AND SOCIAL CONFLICTS, CONFLICTS Building, Dam. Bridges, Planes, Cars ,crop and even software failures (sub-standard design/construction/mistakes ) Environmental issues, land, air, water (health/public safety) Political situations 11 In Simple terms; n You as an engineer will surely face complex problems and issues which could be life or career threatening. n Are You prepared ???? 12 THE REAL WORLD n It's not a simple world out there and issues are not simply black and white You HAVE TO BE PREPARED FOR THIS OR !!!!!!!! 13 Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board Engineering programs must demonstrate that their graduates have an understanding of ; Professional and Ethical Responsibility 14 Engineering programs must demonstrate that their graduates have: An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems The "CEAB " CANADIAN ENGINEERING ACCREDITATION CEAB" BOARD It necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and communal context An understanding of: professional and ethical responsibility 15 HOW DO I BECOME AN ENGINEER? WHEN DO I BEGIN TO BEHAVE/THINK LIKE A PROFESSIONAL EDUCATE YOURSELF, B.Eng.. IRON RING CEREMONY RELEVENT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE EXAMINATION ON PROVINCIAL CODE OF ETHICS,PRACTICE,LEGAL LIABILITY MEMBERSHIP IN OIQ. PEO,....... YOUR NECK IS ON THE LINE 16 Introduce Concepts of Ethics and Decision Making Process ? Reinforce sense of value Introduce logical and systematic approach to analyzing decision making process Anticipate WHAT CAN HAPPEN Study Case studies 17 CHANGES This year , n n It is two credits It does add to your GPA 18 Professional Practice/Occupational Health and Safety MIME-221 Faculty of Engineering McGill University Set the tone for Professional, ethical, and safe behaviour and attitudes throughout your studies and beyond............... PPOHS 19 TOPICS IN PPOHS n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n INTRODUCTION TO THE PPOHS RIGHTS AND CODE OF CONDUCT FOR STUDENTS Triumph Of Engineering Disasters in Engineering INTRODUCTION TO THE ENGINEERING PROFESSION ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM MORAL REASONING AND CODES OF ETHICS PHILOSOPHY & PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING ETHICS ENGINEERING AS SOCIAL EXPERIMENTATION ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION WORK PLACE RESPONSIBILITIES AND RIGHTS WHISTLEBLOWING A Strategy for Solving Complex Ethical Problems REGULATION OF THE ENGINEERING PROFESSION ( OIQ) Law and ethics - part 1 and part2 (OIQ) OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY GLOBAL ISSUES THE ENGINEER'S DUTY TO the SOCIETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT 20 Course methodology The course covers 13 weeks duration with 3 hours per week of course lectures, 1 hour of supervised work /case study and 2 hours of personal study. The material will be presented by formal lectures, multimedia presentations, and video presentations covering specific case studies. Students will have the opportunity to work and assess ethical problems related to well documented case studies. 21 The philosophy of this course in ethics and professionalism is two-fold n n First, there is frequently no single right or wrong answer to an ethical dilemma, but there is a personal best answer. Second, as a result of studying basic and applied concepts of professionalism and ethics, engineers will become more sensitive to the importance of ethical engineering practice. It is this combination of sensitivity and philosophy that Most Universities attempt to inspire and not "ethics" that it tries to teach. *(Murdough *( Murdough Center for Engineering Professionalism 22 Web Ct n n Supplementary reading material, supporting the course, will be available on WebCt . This material covers in more details the cases studies studied in the course, some supplementary references on various Engineering Ethics Topics and the presentation notes of the few external lecturers that will be involved in the course. This media will be used also in support for the midterm exam and the assignments. n 23 Course Books/ Reference manual Andrews and Kemper, Canadian Professional Engineering Practice and Ethics, 2nd Edition, Saunders, ISBN 0-7747-3501-5. n Schinzinger and Martin, Introduction to Engineering Ethics, McGraw Hill, ISBN 0-07-233959-4. 2005 EDITION The purchase of this book for now and future is highly recommended available from McGill Book Store 24 OTHER IMPORTANT READING MATERIALS n n Harris, Pritchard and Rabins, Engineering Ethics, 2nd Edition, Wadsworth, ISBN 0-53453397- 3. Vandenbroek, F., L'ingnieur et son code de dontologie, Les ditions Jurimga. ISBN 29803173- 0-6. 25 ENGINEERING CASE STUDIES n n n n n n n n n n n n n n Case History 1: The Quebec Bridge Disasters 2: The Westray Mine Disaster 3: The Bre-X Mining Fraud Bre4: The challenger Space Shuttle Explosion 5:The Columbia Space Shuttle disaster 6: The DC-10 Passenger Aircraft Disaster DC7: Toxic Pollution: Bhopal, Sudbury 8: Nuclear Safety: Three Mile Island and Chernobyl 9: Space disasters 10: silver bridge failure 11: Kansas city Stadium Roof failure 12: Exxon Valdez Disaster 13:Hannon dam and TETON Dam disaster 26 Evaluation n n n 3 Assignments : Midterm exam: Final exam: 20 % 20 % 60 % ---------- ( Research assay Paper 10 % and 2 assignments of 5 %) Total: 100% 27 EXAMS 28 Motherhood Statements 29 30 31 You could be the design engineer VIDEO CLIP 32 You could be the design engineer VIDEO CLIP 33 If An Inspirational Poem by Rudyard Kipling If you can keep your head when all about you men are losing theirs and blaming on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you but make allowances for their doubting, too. If you can wait but not be tired of waiting, or being lied about , about, don't deal in lies, or being hated, don't give way to hating, an d and yet don't look too good nor talk too wise, If you can dream but not make dreams your master, if you can think and not make thoughts your aim, If you can meet with triumph and disaster, and treat those two imposters just the same, If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken twisted by knave s knaves to make a trap for fools, 34 IF (continued) Or watch the things you gave your life to broken, and stoop and build them up with worn- out tools, wornIf you can make one heap of all your winnings and risk it on one turn of pitch and toss, and lose and start again at your beginnings and never breathe a word about your loss, If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve your turn long turn after they are gone, and to hold on when there is nothing in you but the will that says to them "hold on," If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, or walk with k ings nor kings lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, if all men count with you but none too much, If you can fill the unforgiving minute with 60 seconds worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, and which is more, you'll be more, a man, my son If you can do all above Most probably you do not need to take this course!!!!!!! 35 Safety!!!!! 36 SAFETY !!!! 37 BRAVE OR STUPID!!! 38 Ingenious Safety 39 Course evaluation n All the courses at McGill is evaluated by students Please make appropriate comments Make comments so the professors can use it to improve their courses n n 40 VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE Conduct at McGill Message from the Office of the Provost Senate on January 29, 2003 approved the following resolution on academic integrity, which requires that a reminder to students be printed on every course outline: Whereas, McGill University values academic integrity;Whereas , every term, there are integrity;Whereas, new students who register for the first time at McGill and who need to be informed about academic integrity; Whereas, it is beneficial to remind returning students about academic integrity; academic Be it resolved that instructors include the following statement on all course outlines: McGill UNIVERSITY VALUES ACADEMIC INTEGRITY. THEREFORE ALL STUDENTS MUST UNDERSTAND THE MEANING AND CONSEQUENCES OF CHEATING, PLAGIARISM AND OTHER ACADEMIC OFFENCES UNDER THE CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES (see for more information). information). Be it further resolved that failure by an instructor to include a statement about academic integrity on a course outline shall not constitute an excuse by a student for violating the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures. 41 42 Who needs a $20 Bill n Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground in to the dirt into by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or happened what will happen, you will never lose your value. You are special - Don't ever forget it! "Never let yesterday's disappointments overshadow tomorrow's dreams" 43 We are here to help : Any suggestion to improve the course is welcomed Please keep in touch with e mail [email protected] [email protected] You can get in touch with TA's too TA' 44 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE/ OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY END 45 References n n Most of the presentations are put together from, course books , other presentations as well as various websites in the forms of text, photos, audio and video clips. All the references will be given in the general reference section on the web Ct 46 ...
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