California Water Service (Cal Water) has had a team dedicated to the maintenance of its water tank infrastructure since the 1970s. The Team faces significant challenges as it strives to maintain the reliability of more than 450 water tanks throughout the State of California. Some of these challenges include tighter State regulations, increased visibility from the public, limited resources, aging infrastructure, and an aging workforce that will take their valuable institutional knowledge into retirement with them.
It is safe to say that water towers have become a predominant location for the placement of cellular telecommunications equipment. Their height and design style make them a “natural” consideration for what the industry calls them, macro sites. And when one carrier locates on a tower you can be sure that others will soon follow.
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