Engineering Ethics

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One of the important and mass kinds of a professional etiquette is engineering ethics. As set of the norms regulating behavior of the engineer, it has started to be formed for a long time. Such as norms are included here: necessity to execute the work honestly; to create devices which would be useful for people and would not cause harm; responsibility for results of the professional work; definition of the form of relations (customs and the rules regulating the relations) of the engineer with other participants of process of creation and use technicians.
A number of such norms is fixed in legal documents, for example, in the laws concerning safety issues, intellectual property, the copyright. Some norms of professional work of engineers are fixed in the administrative establishments regulating activity of this or that organization.
Till certain time ethical standards can exist in a kind of "unwritten rules», but in process of expansion of sphere of social consequences of engineering activity, its complications and misbalance there is a necessity for specially developed and accurately formulated ethical codes. They, as a rule, correlate both with the legal legislation, and with administrative statutory acts, but appreciably reflect specificity of this or that engineering community, being public regulators of interaction of its members.
Well-developed ethical codes exist in Germany, France, and the USA. So, in the USA numerous engineering both scientific trade unions and societies which unite under the aegis of three basic organizations operate: «the American Association of Engineering Societies», incorporating about 800000 members (engineers, designers, builders, etc.), «the American Society for Engineering Education» (10000 individual members and more than 300000 institutional) and «The American Association for the Advancement of Science» - 300 independent…...

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