Engineering ethics in Spain: The risky tank

Guillermo Palau-Salvador, Ana De Luis, William D. Lawson

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The engineering ethics based on the Applied Ethics Case of the Month program sponsored by the National Institute for engineering Ethics (NIEE), Texas Tech University, are presented. The Case-of-the-Month program consists of applied ethics cases taken from actual professional practice. The issues are concerned with increasing job site safety measures and hiring qualified workers to complete a hydraulics project in Ecuador. Various suggestions offered to this problem include, telling the authorities about the situation, withdrawal from the position, consultation with other engineers, and implementation of additional safety measures. The case has focused on various important issues specific to international work related issues such as appropriate treatment of working staffs, appropriate business practices, and appropriate supervision of staffs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-83
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2007


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