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#1 itreatpets

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 03:41 PM

When writing Policies and procedures do you have to quote where you found the information?

 

Let me explain....

 

If I use Lux lighting levels or suggested micro limits from CFIA, should I be stating in the policy where I found these numbers? or would it be better to have a bibliography completely separate from all policies?

 

 



#2 Ehab Nassar

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 07:57 AM

Hi itreatpets ,

 

I'd prefer to add all the references under the reference clause in the procedure , at this clause you can state all the reference documents with their date of issues ,this will help during updates to check that this is the last update , and also during audits if there is a challenge with the auditor your reference is stated no need to waste time for researching , also will be type of knowledge transfer to the team as they may read these references and increase their awareness .

 

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#3 beautiophile

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 04:40 AM

Hi,

In addition to Ehab, you can put other procedure / document titles to the reference section. Example, a work instruction could be a detail description of a procedure, or a procedure is linked to the one of other departments. This could strengthen your document control.



#4 itreatpets

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 12:31 PM

I am thinking about adding it to my Quality manual. Under each section, after all, other info it will have a Reference heading. I like that the details will be all together in one location. 

 

I will be checking with my consultant to ensure this is ok!



#5 FurFarmandFork

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 06:53 PM

They're nice to have in the SOP rather than remembering. Typically I'll include such references in my hazard analysis f or both "validation" and the analysis stage, but my docs make that easy.


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