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NAICS and SIC Codes
NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.
The former classification system that you may still work with, is the SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) system. The Standard Industrial Classification has been replaced by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), but several OSHA data sets are still available with SIC-based data.
Is it public or private?
You'll need to know if the company is publicly or privately owned (publicly owned companies file reports with the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission); privately held companies aren't required to file the same reports.)