This page enables the user to search text associated with the general duty standards cited during OSHA inspections.
OSHA publishes information on its inspection and citation activity on the Internet under the provisions of the Electronic Freedom of Information Act. Data for a given inspection will display if data exists for the inspection and the inspection is indicated as being closed. For open cases, in which a citation has been issued, the citation information may not be available for 5 days following receipt by the employer.
Within the Query field, enter the text associated with the general duty standards.
The SIC may be specified at the 2, 3, or 4-digit level. When searching using a two or three digit SIC, the search results will return the SIC range ending in 00 - 99 for a two digit SIC and from 0 - 9 for a three digit search. For example, if the two digit SIC 01 was entered, the results would include the SIC from 0100 through 0199. If the three digit SIC 011 was entered, the results would include the SIC from 0110 through 0119. Inspections in all industries will be selected if no SIC specification is made. An online SIC code manual is available for help in finding SIC information.
This identifies the OSHA Area Office or entity which was responsible for conducting the inspection.
This option enables specification of a date range specifying the date the inspection was opened. Choose a starting date and an ending date from the drop-down lists. The following rules apply for the date range:
This option enables specification of a hazard category. This category is generated automatically based on text strings within the abstract text, or manually by the person reviewing the abstract.
General Duty Standard Search Category Definitions
This option enables specification of an inspection activity number.
The search results displays the inspections using the criteria specified in the "General Duty Standard Search" form. At the top of the search results page lists the specifics of the search criteria.
The General Duty Standard Search Results Page contains the following information:
Searches may be sorted by Date, Name or Office. If more than 20 results are returned, click on the arrow next to the Result Page text to navigate to the other search results. To return to the search page to perform another search, click on the Return to Search link.