A Professionals have specialized knowledge and provide productsservices that

A professionals have specialized knowledge and

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A. Professionals have specialized knowledge and provide products/services that are useful to society B. Professionals always work on their own and need to study for at least a certain number of years C. Professions provide better salaries and are more difficult to get into D. All of the above E. None of the above
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Examples of professions Doctors Engineers and architects Lawyers
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Professional responsibility Engineers and architects Society Environment Employers Colleagues
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Active responsibility : looking forward and preventing negative events Passive responsibility : looking back after something occurred Professional responsibility Passive responsibility Active responsibility
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What is my responsibility? Safety and human wellbeing Active responsibility : looking forward and preventing negative events Passive responsibility : looking back after something occurred Professional responsibility Active responsibility
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Example: Peter Palchinsky , a Russian engineer, campaigned for better working conditions on engineering sites Active responsibility
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What are engineers doing now? Active responsibility
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What are engineers doing now? Active responsibility
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What are engineers doing now? Active responsibility
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Active responsibility : looking forward and preventing negative events Passive responsibility : looking back after something occurred Professional responsibility Accident; problem; disaster Who is responsible? Passive responsibility
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Challenger disaster (1986)
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Challenger disaster Morton Thiokol : contractor for solid rocket boosters (SRB) NASA
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What happened? Failure in the O-ring seal allowed pressured gas to leak, which then caught fire Challenger disaster O-rings not tested at low temperatures Temperature the day of the launch: -1º C
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Challenger disaster Challenger launch Roger Boisjoly, engineer with Morton Thiokol Concerned about O-rings Expressed concern to managers
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Challenger disaster Challenger launch Managers at Morton Thiokol Set up project group Did not provide enough material
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Challenger disaster Challenger launch NASA engineers Worried about low temperatures Consulted Morton Thiokol
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Challenger disaster Challenger launch Managers at Morton Thiokol Recommended to delay the launch
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Challenger disaster Challenger launch NASA managers Insufficient evidence to delay
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Challenger disaster Challenger launch Managers at Morton Thiokol Did not want to risk losing their contract
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Many groups involved 1. NASA management 2. NASA engineers 3. Morton Thiokol managers 4. Morton Thiokol engineers
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