Code of Ethics for Mechanical engineers [Mechanical engineering]

Code of Ethics for Mechanical engineers

Ethics and Integrity

As engineers, we have knowledge and skills well beyond those of most consumers of our work, who must trust us to produce systems that operate safely, reliably, and with minimal negative impact. Human lives can depend upon the quality of our work, and significant economic and environmental consequences can result from the things that we do. Therefore, we as engineers must always have an awareness of not only the benefits but also the dangers and limitations of systems that we design. We must never put forward results that we have not thoroughly evaluated, and we must never conceal the shortcomings of our products. This is the fundamental responsibility of our profession to our society.

In a business environment, professional integrity has serious ramifications for a company's success. A business that develops a poor reputation in this area is likely to lose customers. Moreover, a lack of professional integrity in products, services, or transactions can have legal consequences of grave significance, potentially resulting in civil or criminal penalties for the company or its employees. As a result, most businesses adopt firm standards of professional conduct for their personnel. For example, the General Electric Company provides its staff with a 60 page booklet that lays out GE's Code of Conduct and its application in various situations.



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What is the engineers code of ethics?

The engineers code of ethics is a long document. Click on the following link to view.

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It is the ethics engineers must consider when making decisions on the job such as in decisions involving public safety and much much more. Here is a link to the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Code of ethics

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