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Roger Boisjoly-The Challenger Disaster



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Consult Peers at Work

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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: Consult peers at work.

This idea is a good one, for several reasons. Checking your assessment of the situation and ideas for remedy with someone else will help you correct any of your own misperceptions. Alterting others to a possible problem will enlist their aid in monitoring it or remedying it. Consulting others helps to build support for finding a solution and for carrying it out.

Cite this page: "Consult Peers at Work" Online Ethics Center for Engineering 5/21/2006 OEC Accessed: Sunday, July 14, 2019 <>