Compline Database adds radiation class code.BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 21, 1995--In a move designed to keep carriers more aware of the risks they are on or quoting, Compline com·pline or Com·pline also com·plin or Com·plin Ecclesiastical
1. The last of the seven canonical hours recited or sung just before retiring.
2. The time of day appointed for this service. , the workers' comp experience-modification database, has added a radiation class code called "RADS" to its databases.
"RADS" appearing in conjunction with a risk means there is a radiation exposure. This class is in addition to Bureau-assigned class codes.
Compline is an on-line system providing the X-Mods of all risks in California current California Current
A cold current originating in the northern Pacific Ocean and passing southward and then southwestward along the western coast of North America. within a few days of the Bureau's release. It is used by major carriers and producers who write some 75% of the workers' comp in the state. When accessing the database, users also are provided with all of the class codes assigned to specific risks.
"We have identified a significant number of risks in California which are involved with ionizing radiation i·on·i·zing radiation
High-energy radiation capable of producing ionization in substances through which it passes.
Ionizing radiation and certain naturally occurring materials such as radium radium (rā`dēəm) [Lat. radius=ray], radioactive metallic chemical element; symbol Ra; at. no. 88; at. wt. 226.0254; m.p. 700°C;; b.p. 1,140°C;; sp. gr. about 6.0; valence +2. Radium is a lustrous white radioactive metal. and accelerator-produced isotopes," said Paul Kuhn, vice president of Data Control Corp., which publishes Compline.
"These are not the dentist and doctors office X-ray-type risks, but rather those which have the potential to present real challenges to the health and safety of workers and the public."
Radioactive materials radioactive material Radiation A substance that contains unstable–radioactive–atoms that give off radiation as they decay. See Radioactive decay. covered by this class include Iodine iodine (ī`ədīn, –dĭn) [Gr.,=violet], nonmetallic chemical element; symbol I; at. no. 53; at. wt. 126.9045; m.p. 113.5°C;; b.p. 184.35°C;; sp. gr. 4.93 at 20°C;; valence −1, +1, +3, +5, or +7. 131 in both Sodium Iodide Noun 1. sodium iodide - a crystalline salt used like potassium iodide
iodide - a salt or ester of hydriodic acid and Monoiodobenzene forms, Cobalt 60, Carbon 14 and others. Each of the risks has in place radiation safety programs including leak detection.
In addition to the radiation class code, Compline has previously added classes indicative of self-insureds, asbestos exposure, and hazardous-materials transport or handling. Each of these classes has been designed to warn the underwriter of risks which may pose dangers left unfound in the normal course of underwriting. The RADS part of the database is updated monthly.
"This kind of information is invaluable to carriers, not only from an underwriting standpoint, but also from a profitability standpoint," continued Kuhn. "If this keeps a carrier from writing just one bad risk it has paid for itself many times over."
CONTACT: Paul Kuhn, 818/557-3000