Engineers possess jobs that require the utmost care and responsibility. Structural engineers have the responsibility of making decisions that affect the structural integrity of buildings, bridges, dams, et cetera. Engineers daily make decisions that affect the outcome of projects. The construction industry revolves around money; consequently, employers sometimes request engineers to overlook a certain aspect of their project that breaks certain building or city codes. This situation forces an engineer to anger his employer and follow the engineering “Code of Ethics,” or to ignore the “Code of Ethics” and risk endangering the public and facing litigation.
In contrast to Larmer, DeGeorge states that there should be a certain rule of thumb before any workers go in public to disclose information about the safety of a product. I would analyze the Larmer’s instance as a positive attitude of employee towards his employer. Even though the act of disclosing information about the unethical issues sounds disloyal, it can be of significantly important in turning the table of wrongdoing to withdrawl of those practices. However, it is morally wrong to accuse somebody without enough evidences,which DeGeorge defines as a rule of thumb. As he states, “ if the harm that will be done by the product to the public is serious and considerable; if employees make their concerns known to their superiors; and if getting no safisfaction from their immediate superiors, they exhaust the channels available within the corporation, including going to the board of directors.
The statistic of accidents at construction sites proofs that Malaysian construction industry is one of the critical sectors that need to take the site safety practices seriously. Accident is not a natural incidence. It happens because of unsafe acts, unsafe conditions or both. In general, accidents are a combination of contributing causes, unsafe acts and unsafe condition. The root causes of construction accidents is the main thing that need to be highlighted in order to improve the overall safety performance.
[The role of an engineer] Introduction… In this project, I would like to explain our society and community wants that an engineer should follow the rule and Law in strict way. There are two key points as like, negligence and respect. Two example cases show how the disaster and nasty accident happen without any control in the negligent and respectful ways. For more detail story, there are two articles describing the role of engineers. The one story is about the accidents of trench, “Trench Failure”.
The function of the code of ethics for engineer is to guide engineer from do the unethical activities. When there are engineer that do the unethical activities, other people or the public will have bad thoughts to all engineer because it is like a custom for people to see one and two example and jump to conclusion that engineer like to do unethical activities. There are five code of ethics for engineer follow and make it as guidelines. The first code of ethics is hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of public. The engineers should not reveal facts, data or information without the permission of the customer except as authorized or required by law or the Code.
It is the responsibility of each employee to follow this code to uphold our company standards which are based on integrity. It is important that every employee at all levels understand the Code of Conduct and comply with it. For those situations that are not addressed we should always conduct ourselves in a way that supports the Company’s reputation by always using good judgment and seeking assistance for any ethical dilemma we cannot resolve on our own. Every employee must do their part because your actions directly reflect on the Company. Purpose of the Code The Company is committed to conducting business ethically and in accordance with all laws and regulations.
The aforementioned professional societies have codes of ethics that demonstrate the expectations and requirements of the professional in decision-making. The professional societies are formal organization that were mostly established in the late 19th Century. The first codes of ethics were an arrangement of principles and standards for engineers that guide specialists of the profession in settling on choices about how to act, and how to determine moral issues that may defy each other and customers. While these ethic codes did not address broader e social issues, and they were more involved standard business practices (Coates, 2000). After second world war, the negative effects of some technologies on humankind and environment forced professional societies in updating and developing some ethical codes, considering public safety, public service, and environmental protection (Son, 2008).
Engineers: Faithful to Employment or Employers Engineers are expected to constitute their professional decisions through the engineering code of ethics. But what is the right decision when their judgment is overruled by securing their employer’s profit under circumstances that endanger their customer’s property? This was Shane’s dilemma when 1 out of 150 chips were found defective in his chip production line. Discarding the defective chips was generating an $8,671.00 loss to the company; thus Rob, his manager, proposed to release all chips to the market without previous quality control. As an engineer, Shane must protect his employer’s reputation, his customer’s welfare, and ultimately, the safety and public health.
Even though his firm was only required to do civil engineering work, Giffels concluded that there was an unacceptable risk to the firefighters who would use the facility with the unresolved issues, so he began contacting other firms with experience handling similar contract projects, part of exercising due care to ensure they could enhance safety. The training facility met the minimum requirements of the law, but Giffels felt that it would be shirking the responsibility his firm has to the public by not callin... ... middle of paper ... ...he firm foresaw the significant probability of harm to firefighters using the training facility and acted to communicate the discovered risks to the government organization awarding them the contract. Communication was essential in persuading the government to address the safety issues because the site met the requirements set forth by law, reducing the perception of risk, and the design choice of replacing jet fuel with liquid propane created the unintended consequence of an increased risk that otherwise may have gone unnoticed if not for the actions of Giffels’ consulting firm. Giffels’ strategy to remain persistent in refusing to complete the contract and highlighting the significant risk his firm discovered proved successful when dealing with a client that at first appeared to have taken a minimalist approach by staying with the minimum requirements of the law.
Gordon begins the chapter arguments by verifying that codes of ethics cannot be enforced unless the company makes them something to live by. Codes have different implications and there are reasons that they are being used. One way is that they need to make sure that their employees actions will not harm the company. There are laws that pertain to business. If employees break a law, even without the company’s approval, the company can still be liable for that employees mistake.