The corrosion profession, and the certified professionals who work in the industry, are committed to protecting people, assets and the environment from the effects of corrosion. Those tasked with delivering the technical expertise to society must conduct their work with the knowledge and understanding of the ethical principles expected and required of those professionals.
The NACE International Code of Ethics is discussed in conjunction with case studies and features real-life ethical violations of the NACE International Institute attestations. Frameworks for making ethical decisions are reviewed in this course along with the factors in the corrosion industry that can lead to unethical behavior.
The course is an online, self-paced course in Spanish which should take no longer than 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.
Section 1 | Introduction
Section 2 | Professional Ethics
Section 3 | Factors that Lead to Unethical Decision Making
Section 4 | Types of Unethical Behavior
Section 5 | A Framework for Ethical Decision Making
There are an estimated 900,000 electric utility steel transmission and distribution structures in North America alone. The majority of these structures were installed between 1950 and 1990. These structures are now an average of about 45 years of age. The age of these structures dictates an inspection and assessment procedure to determine the level of corrosion affecting the above-grade atmospherically exposed portions of this important segment of our infrastructure.
Prior to the publication of this standard, no industry practice existed to help electric utilities determine a prioritized listing of structures to be inspected or that described an inspection and assessment procedure to evaluate above-grade atmospheric corrosion problems.