June 11, 2018
In a victory for professional engineers, a Louisiana bill (H.B. 748) was stripped of a provision that would prohibit the use of most professional certifications or accreditations within the state and a provision that presumes that market competition is sufficient to protect consumers.
May 7, 2018
In coordination with the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers, NSPE is fighting Ohio S.B. 255, which could undermine and potentially eliminate engineering licensure in the state. The legislation sets forth a new policy allowing the state to use the least restrictive regulation to protect consumers from present, significant, and substantiated harms that threaten public health and safety.
May 2, 2018
NSPE successfully advocated for the inclusion of an important provision in the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4) to strengthen qualifications-based selection requirements for airports.
April 27, 2018
This episode, Tire Engineers Litigation, starts the new format for NSPE Speaks and features a one-on-one interview with NSPE Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel Arthur Schwartz on the recent litigation surrounding the company Tire Engineers, what it means for NSPE and professional engineers, and how PEs can lend their voice and support to this, and future, cases.
April 23, 2018
Current litigation in the federal courts in Mississippi involving a company calling itself “Tire Engineers” provides NSPE an opportunity to actively assert and advocate in federal court its longstanding policy and position that the misuse of the term “engineer” by unqualified and unlicensed individuals or companies is misleading and deceptive and endangers the public health and safety.
March 20, 2018
NSPE is troubled to hear of the tragic pedestrian fatality in Arizona—the first fatal crash involving a fully autonomous vehicle. Our deepest condolences go out to the victim’s family and all involved in this incident.
March 16, 2018
NSPE is saddened by the pedestrian bridge collapse at Florida International University and the tragic loss of life. As PEs, we value the public’s health, safety, and welfare above all else, and our deepest condolences go out to the victims, their families, and the citizens of Miami at this time. NSPE is closely monitoring the investigation into the collapse. We need to determine the root cause so that, as PEs, we can prevent crises like this from occurring again in the future.
March 7, 2018
NSPE has submitted the newly released Autonomous Vehicles: A Public Regulatory Policy Guide to the Department of Transportation to consider for incorporation into its anticipated next version of federal guidelines for autonomous vehicles.
March 6, 2018
With the introduction of autonomous vehicles, automation is poised to become a much larger part of our transportation environment. As a result, NSPE has been working on multiple fronts to promote and protect the public health, safety, and welfare in the development and deployment of autonomous vehicle technologies.
February 26, 2018
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has determined that while no health or safety violations occurred during a failed nuclear project, the agency will consider adding a step to its inspection procedures that ensures a professional engineer has approved design specification documents.