Ethical risk assessment

valuing public perceptions

Joseph Herkert

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Abstract

Engineers are confronted with an array of moral issues and dilemmas as the complexity of modern technology results in equally complex efforts to assess the accompanying environmental and safety risks. The ethical responsibilities of engineers and the need for the workable solutions to technological controversies dictate that engineers be able to discuss technological risk with the public. Some suggestions are made for transforming the engineering culture in a manner conducive to more meaningful discussion of risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-10
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Technology and Society Magazine
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Ethical risk assessment : valuing public perceptions. / Herkert, Joseph.

In: IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, Vol. 13, No. 1, 03.1994, p. 4-10.

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Herkert, Joseph. / Ethical risk assessment : valuing public perceptions. In: IEEE Technology and Society Magazine. 1994 ; Vol. 13, No. 1. pp. 4-10.
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