The Accident Investigation Search page enables searching the OSHA Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) enforcement database for accident abstracts which contain specified terms. The abstracts originate from the Accident Investigation (OSHA-170) form. This database contains abstracts dating back to 1984 and injury data dating back to 1972. The database is updated daily from over 120 OSHA Area and State 18b plan offices.
Within the Description field, enter keyword(s) to search againt the description of the accident. For example, to obtain accidents that have the keywords steel casters within the description, enter the key words steel casters.
Within the Abstract field, enter keyword(s) to search againt the abstract of the accident. For example, to obtain accidents that have the keywords molten aluminum within the description, enter the key words molten aluminum.
Within the keyword field, enter a keyword to be searched against. For example, to obtain accident investigations involving boats, enter the key word boat. To view a list of key words, use the keyword list at the bottom of the Accident Investigation Search page.
Check this box to display accident reports that have fatalities.
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 OSHA office is used to identify the OSHA Directorate involved in the inspection. The Fed & State selection identifies the OSHA Area Office or State reporting entity which was responsible for conducting the inspection.
The descriptive text associated with an accident investigation is subject to a careful review process. An accident investigation search will only return results that have gone through this review process and will usually not include recent investigations.
This option enables specification of a date range specifying the date the accident was investigated. Choose a starting date and an ending date from the drop-down lists. The following rules apply for the date range:
If the specific inspection Number is known, enter it in this field, This option will return the results for the accident investigation with that unique inspection number.
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 Accident Search Result Page contains the following information:
Searches may be sorted by Date or Office. Clicking the check box next to the search result and clicking the Get Detail button will display the inspection details for each accident. 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.
The Accident Report Details page displays the accident number and the description of th accident. The report contains the following additional information:
The Inspection Details page displays the detail of the inspection. The report contains the following additional information: