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Engineering is an
important and learned profession. As members of this profession, engineers
are expected to exhibit the highest standards of honesty and integrity.
Engineering has a direct and vital impact on the quality of life for all
people. Accordingly, the services provided by engineers require honesty,
impartiality, fairness, and equity, and must be dedicated to the protection
of the public health, safety, and welfare. Engineers must perform under a
standard of professional behavior that requires adherence to the highest
principles of ethical conduct.
I. Fundamental Canons
Engineers, in the
fulfillment of their professional duties, shall:
paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public.
services only in areas of their competence.
public statements only in an objective and truthful manner.
each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees.
themselves honorably, responsibly, ethically, and lawfully so as to enhance
the honor, reputation, and usefulness of the profession.