REMINDER: EINs & OSHA 300A Forms For 2020 - Worksite Medical

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For the entire month of January, OSHA has been tweeting out reminders for all employers — subject to OSHA electronic reporting of injury and illness records — that their OSHA 300A Annual Summary must be electronically filed by March 2, 2020.

The requirement under OSHA Standard 1904.41 to annually submit an EIN with an electronically filed OSHA 300A form only applies to two types of establishments:

  • employers with 250 or more employees*, and
  • employers with 20 or more employees but fewer than 250 employees* and classified in one of the 66 low hazard industries listed by NAICS code in Appendix A to Subpart E of Part 1904

* at any time during the previous calendar year

Information must be submitted by March 2 of the year after the calendar year covered by the form or forms. For example, if your business is required to electronically file OSHA 300A for the year 2019, the information must be submitted by March 2, 2020.

OSHA may choose to identify and notify other employers to submit information from their recordable injury or illness records, in which case the requested information much be electronically provided.

Over the last fiscal year, OSHA conducted 33,401 inspections relating to trenching, falls, chemical exposure, silica, and other hazards. That number is set to increase even more substantially in FY 2020.

OSHA believes that, by requiring EINs along with injury and illness data will help the agency, it will “improve enforcement targeting and compliance assistance, decrease burden on employers, and protect worker privacy and safety.”

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