A Question of Ethics: The Obligation to ‘Hold Paramount’ the Safety of the Public

by Tara Hoke, General Counsel, Contributing Editor; ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2016, Vol. 86, Issue 3, Pg. 38-39


Document Type: Editorial

Abstract: Even when taking action might present a risk of legal liability, if an engineer believes that a serious danger exists on a construction site, it is incumbent upon him or her to put the interests of the construction crew and the public first.

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