September 12, 2018
NSPE members now have free access to a new report that provides a state-by-state summary of the sometimes confusing rules on the digital signing and sealing of engineering documents. The ethical responsibility to meet the required standards for signing and sealing engineering documents is among the most fundamental responsibilities of a professional engineer.
September 10, 2018
In an effort to maintain safety and health protections for workers while reducing employers’ compliance burdens, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed a rule that would expand exemptions affecting railroad equipment.
August 29, 2018
NSPE is pleased to announce its membership in the Professional Certification Coalition, which was formed to promote and represent private-sector professional certification organizations and their service providers. Membership in the Coalition provides NSPE with additional opportunities to protect professional licensure, contribute to white papers and other material highlighting the benefits of both certification and licensure, and form new, mutually-beneficial alliances.
August 23, 2018
Over the coming months, NSPE will release four more state assessments to answer key questions and provide vital information for all NSPE members. In addition, NSPE state societies will be able to utilize this valuable information in their interactions with state licensure board members, state legislators, and policymakers to support professional engineers and protect the public health, safety, and welfare.
August 10, 2018
After a railroad bridge collapsed in downtown Syracuse, Senator Charles Schumer of New York has launched a push to increase the number of federal railroad bridge safety specialists nationwide.
August 6, 2018
NSPE is deeply concerned about the recent duck boat accident in Branson, Missouri. NSPE’s condolences go out to the victims’ families and all touched by this tragic incident. Records show that the boat was designed by an entrepreneur with no prior engineering training, according to news reports.
July 31, 2018
With Congress looking at steps to tackle excessive licensing burdens, the House and Senate passed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2353).
July 23, 2018
State engineering licensing laws require or authorize licensing boards, or other state authorities, to discipline licensed and unlicensed engineers when they take actions that constitute unprofessional behavior or conduct. These actions include negligence, signing or sealing plans not prepared by the licensee, and other violations.
Over the past year, NSPE kept the professional engineer front-and-center as the only national organization dedicated to serving PEs. Along with its strong network of state societies and local chapters, the Society carried out its mission of protecting and enhancing the value of licensure by standing up to a growing number of threats to the PE.
July 11, 2018
With only a few working days left on its calendar, the US Senate is considering attaching the pending AV START Act (S. 1885) to other legislation, including the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act (S. 1405). The bill, if enacted, would allow the Department of Transportation to exempt as many as 100,000 autonomous vehicles per manufacturer from federal safety regulations.