Philosophy and Business Ethics Case Study by Master Researcher

Philosophy and Business Ethics
A moral and ethical case study involving an chemical engineer who visits a plant and notices that the benzene used in the plant is not being handled properly.
# 88615 | 1,350 words | 2 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Engineering (Chemical) , Business (General) , Ethics (General)

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This paper presents a case study involving a young chemical engineer who discovers that the workers at a plant are using benzene in a hazardous manner that could have serious health consequences. The case study highlights moral and ethical issues in business. The paper includes a discussion of alternative views of the situation, including views of stakeholders, a solution to the problem that could also benefit the organization and a recourse solution centered on the engineer's professional credibility.

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"The paper discusses morality and ethics in business situations. Reference is made to a case study in which a chemical engineer visits a plant where she notices benzene in use in a manner that subjects workers to a carcinogenic hazard. (2006: 111-112) Benzene must be carefully handled on all sites with technology that reduces the harmful effects of its fumes. Susan Shapiro tries to discuss the matter of benzene at the site with the foreman and plant manager. The latter is aware of the problem and has tried to obtain company funding to make the site safe, in the past. However, his requests have been ignored by the company's head..."

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