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The WCIRB launched Classification Search – an online tool to help users search for and find the right standard classification based on keywords or industry groups. The tool includes other useful features including the pure premium rate history for each classification, classification phraseologies sorted numerically or alphabetically, and classification listings by industry group or other classification attributes. Classification Search is available in the Learning Center section of the WCIRB’s website ( and is accessible by both desktop and mobile browsers.

Classification Search allows users to do a full text search across all standard classifications or by industry group. Users may enter keywords to see a list of all classification phraseologies that contain the keyword or that are commonly associated with the keyword. Advanced search features allow users to combine or exclude keywords or use wildcard search characters.

“Questions about classifications – and which classifications apply to a business – are the number one reason that people call our customer service department,” according to Eric Riley, the WCIRB’s Chief Customer Officer. “This tool is the latest addition to the online resources we’ve created to give insurers, agents and brokers, and employers easy and effective access to the information they need.”