The Book

Product safety should never be a priority.
Product safety should always be a value.
Priorities come and go.
Values remain.

—From the book
Chapter 1: Introduction


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Engineering Ethics and Design for Product Safety (DFPS), Kenneth L. d'Entremont, 2021, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY

ISBN: 9781260460537


From the McGraw Hill™ USA website:

A systematic guide to product design and safety from an ethical engineering perspective This hands-on textbook offers a holistic approach to product safety and engineering ethics across many products, fields, and industries. The book shows, step by step, how to “design in” safety characteristics early in the engineering process using design for product safety (DfPS) methods. Written by a P.E. and skilled educator with industry experience, [the book] addresses all aspects of the product system from the perspective of an active product-safety engineering manager. You will get detailed case studies, real-world examples, and side discussions that provide a deep dive into key topics. Coverage includes:

  • Product safety
  • Engineering ethics
  • Product-safety components
  • Hazards, risks, accidents, and outcomes
  • A product-design process
  • Product-safety engineering
  • Engineering-design guidance
  • Product-safety facilitators
  • Product-safety engineering methods
  • Product-safety defects and recalls

The book is thirteen chapters long and is divided into two parts. See the book’s table of contents.


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(c) K.L. d’Entremont, 2021