Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in the U.S. Construction employers are required to take responsibility for applying workplace safety and health standards established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Both federal and state OSHA offices conduct inspections, as well as issuing citations and penalties to enforce these standards.
This dashboard, which accompanies CPWR’s September 2021 Data Bulletin, summarizes trends in construction industry inspections conducted by OSHA from 2011 to 2020 and the corresponding citations issued during these years. Publicly available data were from the OSHA Integrated Management System (IMIS) provided by the federal or state office in the geographical area where the activity occurred.
Charts default to presenting all inspection data by state, year, establishment size, and top 5-digit NAICS from 2011 to 2020. Four filters can be applied to all charts (including map), allowing users to select Activity Type (inspections/all citations/fall citations by federal standards), Subsector (3-digit NAICS), Year, and OSHA office (federal/state). The chart titles are dynamic, which can reflect items filtered. All numbers in the dashboard were based on calendar years, which may differ from the numbers reported by OSHA based on fiscal years.
Dashboard instructions and information on filters, charts, and definitions are included in the information icon located to the right of the dashboard title.
You can download the data as a spreadsheet. Each worksheet’s name is based on the corresponding dashboard chart.
The dashboard will be updated annually when new data are available, with the next update scheduled for Fall 2022. If you have questions, comments, or would like lower-level data not provided in the spreadsheet, please email [email protected].
Recommended Citation: CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training. . OSHA Inspections and Citations in Construction [dashboard].