California's Little Secret to Save you Workplace Injury Costs
What can an employer do to minimize injuries on the job? One
important step is to provide post offer screenings to all new
One fact that is not readily known to most CA employers is that
past workers’ compensation claims information can be accessed
for use in a post offer exam. These post offer exams, conducted
by a qualified industrial clinic, can utilize past work comp cases
to ensure the worker you have hired does not have any permanent
restrictions which will impede them from completing the requirements
of the job. How is this done? Through the State managed program
EDEX which can be run on your behalf by your industrial clinic.
EDEX stands for Electronic Data EXchange. In 1994 the California
Division of Workers' Compensation developed EDEX to provide electronic
document filing in place of mailing forms to the state. The current
system also provides several electronic case research and tracking
EDEX provides two types of electronic searches, Social
Security and Case Number.
- Social Security searches locate and provide
information on all of the workers' compensation appeals board
cases for an injured worker. The search will return results
for both open and closed cases.
- Case number searches reveal the same results
but limit the information you receive to one specific workers'
compensation case regardless of whether the injured worker has
other current or previous cases.
Both types of inquiries supply the case number and status of
each case, the dates and types of injury, all of the injured worker
information, a complete address record, and the five most recent
events that have occurred.
Learn how you can utilize this system and other measures to protect
yourself and reduce your Workers' Compensation Liability. We are
presenting a seminar on Reducing Your Workers' Compensation Costs
in Long Beach on October 23rd from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.. A
seminar flyer is attached with the details or call HR NETwork
at 714.799.1115 for more information.