NORTH CAROLINA BASIC MANUAL
...is a features enhanced database driven version of our Basic Manual and our Workers' Compensation Statistical Plan Manual. The conversion from text publications to database driven web applications is intended to benefit our Users, Members and Subscribers with faster, easier and more accurate information regarding the North Carolina Workers Compensation rules, procedures and protocols.
All of the information in prior PDF publications has been captured and retained; and in most cases this information has been enhanced either aesthetically and/or functionally. A new Revision History feature has been adapted in support of this new reference system. For instance, each Paragraph of each Rule now contains a complete history of revisions for that specific Paragraph while also retaining an archived history of prior versions of that Paragraph dating back to the Original Printing of the Manual. A listing of the latest revisions are available for the entire Manual by selecting the History icon at the top of the users screen.
INTERNET EXPLORER USERS, DO NOT USE COMPATIBILTY MODE.
For more information on How-To navigate and utilize the new Digital Library and it's features, see below:
|PERPETUAL MENU FOR ACCESSING CHAPTERS|
|ROLLOVER FOR CHAPTER TITLES|
The dynamic PDF feature and screen print options are available at the top of the new pop up window.
| The SEARCH ICON is a link to the TABLE OF CONTENTS page. All searches are performed from the TOC in order to allow the user to identify and select the specific chapter and/or paragraph that most closely matches the intended search requirements of the user.
| The HISTORY ICON displays the latest revision / reprint of paragraphs other than those that were released in the Original Printing. Some Manuals publish periodic or annual tables of factors, figures or values, etc., In these cases two (2) separate sections are displayed in the History section as these documents are considered Original Printings for the specified year.
* The HISTORY ICON displayed on the toolbar differs from the HISTORY ICON displayed on the PARAGRAPH/PARAGRAPH TITLES. See PARAGRAPHS & PARAGRAPH TITLE section below for description.
| The PDF ICON will generate a downloadable PDF output of the current Chapter, Paragraph or pre-established section as is currently displayed on the users monitor. This feature allows the user to easily retrieve specific information relating to their actual requirements. A complete version of the Manual on hand is available in the Download section (see below).
| The DOWNLOAD ICON allows access to the complete online version of the Manual on hand. Other relevant downloads, usually in PDF format may also be available from this section.
| The PRINT ICON generates a current screen print of the users monitor.
|The HELP ICON will open the HELP page.|
|1. (TL) The name of the publication - 2. (BL) The date of the 'Original Printing' - 3. (C) CHAPTER TITLE - 4. (BR) CHAPTER|
|CHAPTER & CHAPTER TITLE|
|The CHAPTER and CHAPTER TITLE are also centered directly under the HEADING at the top of the page. When selecting paragraphs from the TABLE OF CONTENTS page, clicking this field will re-load the page with the paragraphs from the entire chapter.|
|PARAGRAPHS & PARAGRAPH TITLE|
|The PARAGRAPH is identifiable by the RED alpha / numeric character to the left of the BLUE TITLE BAR. The HISTORY ICON at the far right of the BLUE TITLE BAR allows access to the current status and the entire REVISION HISTORY for that PARAGRAPH.
THE HISTORY ICON will appear with either a BLUE or RED background (see below).
THE HISTORY ICON is programmed to display on a timing mechanism and will appear with either a BLUE or RED background. The BLUE background indicates that either no revisions or no recent revisions have been made to that paragraph. The RED ICON indicates that a recent revision (within the past 6 months) or a future effective date or issue date is pending. As you rollover the HISTORY ICON the CURRENT STATUS will be displayed.
Clicking the HISTORY ICON will open a new container displaying 2 sections, the CURRENT STATUS accompanied by the R.C. Bulletin authorizing the manual revision, and the REVISION HISTORY accompanied by their authorizing Circulars as well as access to the archived paragraphs and previous printings. Click the 'SHOW RECORD' button to access the revision history archives and previous printings (see below).
|REVISION HISTORY ARCHIVES AND PREVIOUS PRINTINGS|
|TABLE OF CONTENTS|
The TABLE OF CONTENTS page displays all of the CHAPTERS and PARAGRAPHS contained in the publication. CHAPTERS and CHAPTER TITLES are displayed in UPPERCASE BOLD TYPE. Clicking these fields will display all the paragraphs for that chapter.
Some paragraph instances indicate an ICON for a PDF document. These items, such as endorsements and/or various data sheets are best represented by a PDF document. Clicking the ICON will open the PDF file, whereas clicking the description adjacent to the PDF ICON will open that paragraph instance.
Search results returned from the users search criteria are highlighted in YELLOW and remain highlighted allowing the user to exhaust all remedies when researching chapters and paragraphs for specific information. In the case of a PDF being returned in the search, clicking the ICON from within the Search page will open the PDF file with the users criteria highlighted when present. Selecting the adjacent paragraph description will open the paragraph and also display the users highlighted criteria when present.
To remove all highlighting simply select the CONTENTS button.
|The INDEX entries are interactive and will reload the primary viewing area with the suggested adjacent CHAPTER, the entry in question will be highlighted in yellow. It should be noted that this entry may not be the only entry in the publication, but rather a suggested reference. For a thorough reference of all entries please use the SEARCH feature located in the TABLE OF CONTENTS page. The TABLE OF CONTENTS SEARCH feature is pre-loaded with all of the entries maintained in the INDEX.|