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Unformatted text preview: Role of Ethics, law and regulations in the decision making process. Group 3
Salina Songha Carla Williams Michael Jones Giselle Rojas Tom Hutton Engineering Aspect Murphy's Law:
"If anything can go wrong, it will" Challenger Disaster
Caused Media Attention Laws are created to prevent the worse case scenario. Regulations Regulations provide engineers, scientists, and students with
resources for understanding and addressing significant problems that arise in their work. Decision Making Process
analysis, assumption by physical laws, sketches, calculations "Standard of Care"
"that level or quality of service ordinarily provided by other normally competent practitioners of good standing in that field, contemporaneously providing similar services in the same locality and under the same circumstances." Ethics Ethics in the Classroom
develops ethical engineers Medical, business, legal, Engineering one of the most publicized and studied environmental tragedies in history. Careers Demanding Ethics Exxon Oil Spill "To err is human."
Fact of Life Social Aspect Kansas City HyattRegency Hotel walkways collapse United States' most devastating structural failure in terms of loss of life and injuries. 114 deaths and over 200 injured Regulations 1. 2. 3. 4. The product of forever changing morals and ethics. Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
Laws are restricting, and we as engineers need to explore. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) comprehensive approach:
Guidelines Enforcement National advisory committee Outreach and assistance Ethics Ethics
Science of Morals: opinionative, human judgment, no right or wrong. Criteria and Evaluative Measure for Determining
Right or Wrong. Engineers must consider things like loss of life, safety, and quality of products and therefore engineers must make efficient decisions that correlate with the standards or morals. Historical Aspect Tocoma Narrows Bridge:
Analyze before Resize Neglected natural frequencies, the high winds of the narrows, and the lightness of the construction No casualties, however potentially
dangerous. Inspired by Hindsight
"What If..." Regulations Code of Hammurabi:
"eye for an eye": prompted builders and designers to make quality products because they may have faced severe punishment if product was faulty. Ford Pinto Ethics "Better late, than too late" cheaper to settle the lawsuits than to fix the flaw in the design
Process causes loss of lives. Errors in Decision Making ...
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course EML 3004c taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at FSU.
- Fall '11