National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Code of Ethics for Engineers 207
any present or former client or employer, or public body on which
a. Engineers shall not, without the consent of all interested
parties, promote or arrange for new employment or practice in
connection with a specific project for which the engineer has
gained particular and specialized knowledge.
b. Engineers shall not, without the consent of all interested parties,
participate in or represent an adversary interest in connection
with a specific project or proceeding in which the engineer has
gained particular specialized knowledge on behalf of a former
client or employer.
5. Engineers shall not be influenced in their professional duties by
a. Engineers shall not accept financial or other considerations,
including free engineering designs, from material or equipment
suppliers for specifying their product.
b. Engineers shall not accept commissions or allowances, directly
or indirectly, from contractors or other parties dealing with
clients or employers of the engineer in connection with work
for which the engineer is responsible.
6. Engineers shall not attempt to obtain employment or advancement
or professional engagements by untruthfully criticizing other
engineers, or by other improper or questionable methods.
a. Engineers shall not request, propose, or accept a commission
on a contingent basis under circumstances in which their
judgment may be compromised.
b. Engineers in salaried positions shall accept part-time
engineering work only to the extent consistent with policies
of the employer and in accordance with ethical
c. Engineers shall not, without consent, use equipment, supplies,
laboratory, or office facilities of an employer to carry on
outside private practice.
7. Engineers shall not attempt to injure, maliciously or falsely,
directly or indirectly, the professional reputation, prospects,
practice, or employment of other engineers. Engineers who
believe others are guilty of unethical or illegal practice shall
present such information to the proper authority for action.
a. Engineers in private practice shall not review the work of
another engineer for the same client, except with the
knowledge of such engineer, or unless the connection of such
engineer with the work has been terminated.
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