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A procedure describes a specific process for implementing all or a portion of a policy. There may be more than one procedure for a given policy. A procedure has more detail than a policy but less detail than a work instruction. The level of detail needed should correlate with the level of education and training of the people with the usual qualifications to do the work and the amount of judgment normally allowed to them by management. Some policies may be implemented by fairly detailed procedures, while others may only have a few general guidelines. Calibration: see calibration procedure. See also: policy

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