Monday, January 6, 2020

The Engineering Of Electricity What Is This Magic

Ethics in the engineering of electricity†¦What is this Magic?! What happened that made the United States need a code of ethics for engineers? According to the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) heritage, people in the early 1900s employer’s didn’t require certification from an employee to be hired as an engineer, who caused lots of problems and deaths due to safety issues [1]. In comparison to today’s standards that is blasphemy. It was only 100 years ago that each state started requiring licenses for engineers, in order to protect the public health. There are several disciplines that have and need a code of ethics such as civil, electrical, nuclear, industrial, chemical, mechanical, and aerospace. The American Institute of†¦show more content†¦These codes also state that each member conduct themselves in a responsible and lawful manner [4]. These codes established firm restrictions on their members to avoid injury to the public which incorporates an individual’s physical person, property, reputation or employment by using false or malicious actions. The code also touches on that each member needs to perform in the areas where they are competent. Simply that each member needs to assist their colleagues in their professional development in addition to acting as a faithful agent for their clients and employers. The IEEE codes were developed to help engineers make informed thoughtful decisions by using explicit and implicit language because it is up to the reader for interpretation. Both the IEEE and the NSPE code of ethics are worded similarly, nevertheless IEEE code seems to be based off of the NSPE code of ethics. In contrast, the NSPE code is descriptive and longer than IEEE. The NSPE code of ethics is specific and offers solutions to some common ethical circumstances that engineers encounter on a day to day basis. IEEE codes are shorter than NSPE they are left open to the interpreter nevertheless they d on’t specify a certain course of action for different circumstances that happen. Unfortunately the IEEE codes are left open for interpretation that could be read by people, like myself, as unhelpful because they lack the experience and know-how of what to do in

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