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Inspection Detail Definitions

This page provides descriptions for the information contained on the inspection detail page. The data collected as the result of an inspection is always subject to revision and correction. All data should be interpreted with that provison.

Inspection Information

This section provides information regarding the establishment being inspected, and other basic information collected for every inspection.

Activity Nr Provides a unique identifier for the inspection.
Report ID Identifies the OSHA office or organizational unit responsible for the inspection.
Open Date Indicates when the inspection was started.
CSHO/Job Title Identifies the individual responsible for conducting the inspection.
Site Address Identifies the site location where the inspection was performed.
Mailing Address Identifies the mailing address for the organization being inspected when differing from site address.
SIC Indicates the 4-digit Standard Industrial Classification Code from the 1987 version SIC manual which most closely applies.
Nr Employees Indicates number employed at worksite inspected.
Nr Controlled Indicates number of employees, nationwide, controlled by employer inspected.
Union Status Indicates whether employees covered by inspection were affiliated with a union.
LWDI Rate Indicates the lost workday injury rate posted at time of inspection.
Inspection Type Indicates the impetus for actually performing the inspection; e.g., may be part of a planned schedule, accident, complaint, etc.
Scope Indicates whether a complete, partial or records only inspection was performed; may also indicate no inspection if for some reason the inspection could not take place.
Ownership Indicates whether inspection was in private or public sector.
Safety/Health Indicates whether safety or health issues were the focus of the inspection.
Local Emphasis Indicates whether specific office dependent initiatives were present when performing the inspection.
National Emphasis Indicates whether special OSHA wide initiatives were present when performing the inspection.
Planning Guide Indicates that this inspection was planned from information contained in a planning guide; the guide is associated with high hazard industry groups.
Nr Covered Indicates number of employees covered by the inspection.
Advance Notice Indicates whether advance notice was given of the pending inspection.
Hours Spent Indicates number of manhours associated with the inspection.
Close Conference Indicates the ending date of the onsite portion of the inspection.
Close Case Indicates the date on which all activity associated with the inspection ceased.
Optional Information Indicates additional information recorded for the inspection.
Related Activity Indicates a related complaint, accident, referral or another inspection.

Violation Information

This section provides information regarding OSHA standards which were cited including penalty dollar amounts, contest information and abatements.

Nr Violations Total does not include violations which were deleted due to a settlement or judicial action. Violations which are grouped (see below) are only counted once as a group rather that individually for each standard cited.
Penalty Amount Total represents the amount currently assessed for the inspection. This may differ from the Initial Penalty if settlement or judicial actions resulted in reductions.
FTA Amount Total represents Failure To Abate assessment resulting when the violations were not abated during the abatement period specified on the citation.
Delete Flag The letter "D" will be displayed at the beginning of each detail line if the violation item was deleted as the result of settlement or judicial action.
Citation ID Provides a unique identifier for the violation. Consists of a 2-digit Citation Nr, followed by a 3-digit Item Nr, followed optionally by a 1 or 2 letter indicator if the violation item is part of a group. Violations may be grouped when 2 or more violations together form a more serious hazard than either one individually.
Violation Type Indicates Willful, Repeat, Serious, Other, or Unclassified. Provides an indication of the degree of severity of the hazard found.
Standard Indicates the OSHA standard being cited. The standard may be either Federal or State in the case of states which run their own OSHA.
Issuance Date Represents the date the citation was issued to the employer.
Abatement Date Represents the date by which the violation must be corrected.
Current Penalty Represents the amount currently assessed for the violation. This may differ from the Initial Penalty if settlement or judicial actions resulted in reductions.
Initial Penalty Represents the amount initially assessed when the citation was first issued to the employer.
Failure to Abate Penalty Represents Failure To Abate assessment resulting when the violation was not abated during the abatement period specified on the citation.
Contest Date Represents the date the violation was contested by the employer.
Event Code Represents a settlement or judicial action which occurred.

Accident Information

This section provides definitions for the accident injury information collected during the course of an accident related inspection.

Summary Nr Provides an unique identifier for the accident investigation. This investigation may be linked to several inspections, e.g., if there were multiple contractors at a construction site.
Event Date Indicates the date on which the accident occurred.
Event Description Provides a short one line description of the accident.
Event Abstract Provides a summary of the accident.
Inspection Nr Provides for each injury a link to the corresponding inspection.
Age Indicates the age of the injured person.
Sex Indicates the sex of the injured person.
Degree of Injury Indicates whether the injured person was killed, hospitalized, or non-hospitalized injury.
Nature of Injury Indicates the nature of the injury.
Occupation Indicates the occupation of the injured person.