Is Engineering Safety just Business Safety?

TitleIs Engineering Safety just Business Safety?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsHollander, RD
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Philosophy
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsbusiness , ENGINEERING , professional responsibility , public safety
AbstractThis article discusses three examples to clarify how safety is a social construction that relies on the activities of scientists, engineers, businesses, governments, the law and individuals. The actions of all these individuals help shape safety, as shown through the examples of instances where misunderstandings, assumptions, decisions and actions made by engineers, manufacturers and workers all lead to preventable workplace injuries. The author also discusses the need for more attention to be paid to the issues and practices by which safety can be improved, and how scientists, engineers, and philosophers should include questions of safety in their research.
Short TitleIs Engineering Safety just Business Safety?
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