# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Engineering Explorations I Task 1727232130

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Evaluate the safety of designs.

Definition

Evaluation should include asking the following questions:
  • Does the design create the safest product within constraints?
  • Does the design adhere to industry/legal safety standards?
  • Has the design been tested?
  • Has the design minimized the risk to the end user (consumer) and artisan (manufacturer)?

Process/Skill Questions

  • When is a design considered safe? Unsafe?
  • When would a company make a decision to order a recall?
  • What is the safety/cost trade-off in an engineering design project?
  • What do automotive industry companies do to test vehicle safety?