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Roger Boisjoly-The Challenger Disaster

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Take Concerns to Superiors

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Question:

What is the problem confronting Boisjoly here? The shuttle is already behind schedule, and the leaks in the primary seal in Flight 51C in January 1985 occurred during the worst temperature change in Florida history -- hardly everyday conditions. Which of the following actions would be appropriate to take at this point?

Answer: Take concerns to superiors.

If their approval is needed at this point to authorize resources to perform experiments or to obtain more knowledge of the problem, this may be warranted; otherwise, you may want to wait until you have more evidence to offer.

Cite this page: "Take Concerns to Superiors" Online Ethics Center for Engineering 5/21/2006 OEC Accessed: Sunday, November 19, 2017 <www.onlineethics.org/Topics/ProfPractice/Exemplars/BehavingWell/RB-intro/RB1-1/Superiors1.aspx>