Professional Conduct Essay

806 WordsDec 31, 20134 Pages
Assignment 2 You are assigned by your employer to prospect an area for an extractable mineral(s). However, in the course of your work, you discover no such object mineral(s) but some other valuable mineral(s) which is your employer is (are) not interested. On the other hand, the information which you have is of great importance to the adjoining interest. As an engineer can you release the particular information which you have to the other party so that the other valuable mineral(s) may be explored. Please discuss taking into consideration provisions of the BEM or IEM Regulations on Professional Conduct. As an engineer, I cannot release the particular information about the other valuable minerals which I have to other party. I am expected to uphold the integrity of my profession by behaving based on the Code of Conduct of Engineers. Although the other valuable minerals are not interested by my employer, I must not improperly disclose any information regarding the business of my employer without his consent. In this case, I got the information through prospecting an area that was assigned by my employer. Any information or finding in this assigned job should be classified prior to my employer. Even though the valuable minerals are not part of the interest of my employer, I shall not reveal any related information to other party. This is the fundamental element of ethics as an engineer to express my loyalty to my employer. According to the BEM’s Code of Professional Conduct, if I release the particular information to other party, I will violate code 1.3. Code 1.3 states that “A registered engineer shall not reveal facts, data or information without the prior consent of the client or employer except as authorized or required by law or when withholding of such information is contrary to the safety of the public.” I was assigned by my employer to prospect an
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