Inspections within Industry Search

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The Inspections within SIC page enables searching the OSHA Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) enforcement database for inspections conducted within a specified SIC code. This database contains information on over 3 million inspections conducted since 1972. The database is updated daily from over 120 OSHA Area and State 18b plan offices. Unless the cases selected are indicated as having been closed, keep in mind that changes may occur.

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 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 for Federal inspections or for 30 days following receipt by the employer for State inspections.


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.


The 6 digit NAICS may be specified in the input field. An online NAICS resource is available from the U.S. Census Bureau.

State/OSHA Office

This is the state where the inspection was conducted, as opposed to the state where the establishment is based. The Fed & State selection identifies the OSHA Area Office or State reporting entity which was responsible for conducting the inspection. The OSHA office is used to identify the OSHA Directorate involved in the inspection.

Inspection Date

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:

  • The date range defaults to five years.
  • An inspection for a specific date can be found by choosing the Start Date and leaving the End Date blank.
  • The largest time span between the Start Date and End Date is 10 years. If the time span between the Start Date and End Date is greater than 10 years, the time span will default to 10 years from the End Date.

Other Options

This option narrows the search to the type of ownership. The ownership may include a private company, local government, state government, or Federal agency. The 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.

Search Results

The search results displays the inspections using the criteria specified in the Inspections within Industry form. At the top of the search results page lists the specifics of the search criteria.

The Industry SIC Search Results Page contains the following information:

  • Activity - Provides a unique identifier for the inspection. By clicking this link, specific information for this inspection will be displayed
  • Opened - the date the inspection was started
  • RID - Identifies the OSHA office or organizational unit responsible for the inspection
  • St - Indicates the state postal abbreviation of the inspection site
  • Type - Indicates the inspection type code. Select detail for the inspection to see a translation of the code value
  • SIC - Indicates the 4-digit Standard Industrial Classification Code from the 1987 version SIC manual which most closely applies. By clicking on this link, the SIC description is displayed
  • SC - Indicates the scope of the inspection.
  • Vio - Indicates the number of OSHA standards which were cited
  • Establishment Name - Identifies the employer who was inspected

Searches may be sorted by Date, Name, Office, or State. Clicking the check box next to the search result and clicking the Get Detail button will display the inspection details for each inspection. 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.