Code of Ethic Essay

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PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING PRACTICE Codes of Ethics Of Professional Engineering ABSTRACT Industrial engineering decisions may involve factors such as environmental pollution, product safety, and workplace hazards. In addition, such decisions may be made under cost and schedule pressures. These factors contribute to increased risks, which in turn can lead the engineer and the organization into an ethical dilemma. How such dilemmas can occur in practice is discussed and a framework for both the practicing engineer and the engineering organization to help avoid these situations is presented. The framework emphasizes the importance of competence, responsibility, and avoidance of harm (reducing risk). A particular emphasis is placed on risk assessment and the need for industrial engineers to add the evolving methodology of risk assessment, especially probabilistic risk assessment, to their toolkit. 1. WHAT IS ENGINEERING ETHICS? Often, a deficiency in engineering ethics is found to be one of the root causes of an engineering failure. An engineer, as a professional, has a responsibility to their client or employer, to their profession, and to the general public, to perform their duties in as conscientious a manner as possible. Usually this entails far more than just acting within the bounds of law. An ethical engineer is one who avoids conflicts of interest, does not attempt to misrepresent their knowledge so as to accept jobs outside their area of expertise, acts in the best interests of society and the environment, fulfils the terms of their contracts or agreements in a thorough and professional manner, and promotes the education of young engineers within their field. Failures in engineering ethics

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