Code of Ethics

Topics: Ethics, Ford Pinto, Ford Motor Company Pages: 4 (743 words) Published: February 18, 2013
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Nature of Engineering

ENGINEERING ETHICS

EE 90 - EE LAW, ETHICS, AND CONTRACTS(2nd SEMES TER AY 2012-2013) Engr. Raymond Joseph Marqueses Department of Electrical Engineering, CEAT, UPLB

Ethics
• A set of moral principles or values that govern the conduct of an individual belonging to a group or profession.

Engineering Ethics
• Standards of proper conduct that brings the most of the non-technical aspects of engineering into engineering practice. • Includes the following aspects: – profession – client and employers – society

EE 90 - EE LAW, ETHICS, AND CONTRACTS(2nd SEMES TER AY 2012-2013) Engr. Raymond Joseph Marqueses Department of Electrical Engineering, CEAT, UPLB

EE 90 - EE LAW, ETHICS, AND CONTRACTS(2nd SEMES TER AY 2012-2013) Engr. Raymond Joseph Marqueses Department of Electrical Engineering, CEAT, UPLB

Importance of Engineering Code of Ethics
• 1. To inspire, guide, and support the engineer in making his decision. • 2. To enhance the profession’s public image and to promote engineers’ business interest. • 3. To provide a basis for deterrence of unethical behavior and as a disciplinary guide for breaches of ethical behavior. EE 90 - EE LAW, ETHICS, AND CONTRACTS(2nd SEMES TER AY 2012-2013) Engr. Raymond Joseph Marqueses Department of Electrical Engineering, CEAT, UPLB

The Ford Pinto Case (1972)
• Rear-end Collision.

• The Ford Pinto exploded.
• The survivor and the relatives of the killed driver sued Ford Motor Company. • Design defect on the fuel tank. • Ford paid for compensatory damages and punitive damages. • About 50 suits againts Ford for the defective Pinto fuel tank.

EE 90 - EE LAW, ETHICS, AND CONTRACTS(2nd SEMES TER AY 2012-2013) Engr. Raymond Joseph Marqueses Department of Electrical Engineering, CEAT, UPLB

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The Ford Pinto Case (1972)
• The complainant convinced the jury that, although Ford was not responsible for the original collision, it had negligently designed the fuel...
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