The Standard Industrial Classification (abbreviated 'SIC') is a United States government system for classifying industries by a (4) four-digit code. Established in the 1930s certain government departments and agencies, such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), still use the SIC codes.
Most SIC codes were replaced in 1997 by the newer (6) six digit NAICS codes.
This search is provide by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA. For questions or help with SIC classifications be sure to contact OSHA direct. Here's their contact information:
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
200 Constitution Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20210
1-800-321-OSHA (6742) Toll Free U.S.
SIC and NAICS codes have the same purpose and that is to classify a business in a standard method with the aim of providing consistant statistical information for analysis by government agencies, regulators and independent business organizations. By accessing the link we've provided above you can look up your standard SIC code.
Use the link at the top of this page to go back to our Workers Compensation Resource Directory for access to NAICS codes.