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03.11.19 | PE Ethics

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Each day many of us are faced with ethical dilemmas in our commissioning practice. A cyclical refresher on engineering ethics is becoming more common in various jurisdictions. As Cx providers we have a duty to uphold the generally accepted fundamental canons of ethics in the engineering practice, including these:

    • Hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public; Perform services only in areas of competence; Issue public statements only in an objective and truthful manner.
    • Act for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees.
    • Avoid deceptive acts.
    • Conduct ourselves honorably, responsibly, ethically, and lawfully so as to enhance the honor, reputation, and usefulness of the profession.
This webinar reviews these canons and how they are intertwined with day to day commissioning activities, and how to handle them via the ethical decision-making process. The second half of the presentation focuses on real life experiences of the presenter and allows for audience interaction to discuss ethical dilemmas facing our industry.
“I enjoyed your lecture on ethics this morning – as much as one can enjoy a lecture on ethics.”
– Gerald Kettler