Q: I’m having a hard time understanding the difference between an ESD Control “Program” and an ESD Control Program “Plan”… Can someone explain what is required? Do I need two documents, one “Program” and one “Plan”, do I need to develop a single ESD document? I’m not sure what the difference between a program and a plan is.
A: It is my understanding that the program is ANSI/ESD S20.20-2007’s way of providing requirements to establish, implement, and maintain an ESD program.
It is my understanding that the “Plan” is the organization’s scope within that “Program” that conforms to their own internal requirements while evolving with changes to technical elements as time goes by.