corrective action

  

Definition

Identification and elimination of the causes of a problem, thus preventing their recurrence.

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  • The school decided to take corrective action when they found two of its students smoking cigarettes in the boys' bathroom during the school day.

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  • James and Ruth knew they had let their son Marcus get away with things for far to long and it was time for them to use CORRECTIVE ACTION to straighten him up and put him on a better path.

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  • We needed to take some corrective action and fix the problems before we got too far from where we wanted to be.

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