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Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008


Berkeley Lab is strengthening the control of documents that are important to Laboratory operations. Institutional policy has been revised to facilitate proper identification, review, and distribution of vital documents. This policy and additional guidance may be found in the Regulations and Procedures Manual (RPM), Section 5.08, and the Operating and Quality Management Plan (PUB-3111), Section 2.7.

Document Control 101
Divisions should:

  • Determine what documents warrant formal control and list them in the Division ISM Plan.
  • Identify these documents with a unique title or document number.
  • Ensure these documents are reviewed for technical adequacy, comments are resolved, and approved prior to distribution.
  • Ensure that future revisions are documented and approved prior to distribution.
  • Uniquely identify document revisions.

Go here for a short tutorial on document control.

Contact Melanie Gravois at ext. 5916 for more information.