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General Ethics and Standards for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors


Quiz Questions

1. A conflict of interest arises in any situation in which an individual uses his or her contacts or position in his or her employment to advance his or her private business, financial interests, or that of family and friends, whether or not at the expense of the Employer.
True
False
2. A significant professional relationship is one that is so substantial it creates a potential risk of interference with the employee’s independent exercise of judgment.
True
False
3. Trading (buying or selling securities) based on confidential information about your company or another company that is obtained through your employment before the information is released publicly is unethical.
True
False
4.Any professional must also guard against improper disclosure of competitive business strategies and plans, special methods of operation, and other information that is of competitive value to the Employer, competitors, clients, or its suppliers.
True
False
5.Any professional should be aware that the Employer may be in a competitive environment. Discussions with existing or potential competitors regarding common issues should be conducted with care taken to protect all Employer information of a sensitive or proprietary nature that may benefit another party.
True
False
6.Any professional shall hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public and shall strive to comply with the principles of sustainable development in the performance of their professional duties.
True
False
7.Clients, contractors, and consultants should be treated honestly, without unfair discrimination or deception, in a manner conforming to local, state, and national laws, and consistent with good business practice. ASCE member should not make misleading or false remarks about other employers, including the Employer’s competitors.
True
False
8.The environmental laws only apply to environmental agencies and they should be the one to worry about it or enforcing it. Other professionals should not worry about handling or disposing it.
True
False
9.We should not blow a whistle if our employer is not complying with the environmental laws or is improperly handling, disposing of, or otherwise discharging any toxic or hazardous substance.
True
False
10.Most of the Employer’s transactions relating to purchasing should be confidential, especially with regard to vendors. It is unethical, as well as damaging to the Employer, to allow proprietary information about one vendor’s quotation or pricing structure to pass to another vendor.
True
False