Examples of real world engineering ethics problems

Science and Engineering Ethics 6 (3):423-430 (2000)
Nine examples are presented illustrating the kinds of problems encountered in actual practice by conscientious engineers. These cases are drawn fom the records of the IEEE Ethics Committee, and from the experience of the ethics help-line initiated recently by the Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science. They range from situations in which companies try to cheat one another to those in which human health and safety are jeopardized. In one case, an engineer learned that even a quiet resignation can prove very costly in a personal sense. Some ways in which professional societies might make ethical practice of engineering somewhat easier are mentioned.
Keywords ethics  ethics support  cases  safety  hotline  respirator  air bags  IEEE  intensive care unit  exit lights  wrongful discharge  tanks
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DOI 10.1007/s11948-000-0042-y
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