What else is required after you finish the OSHA reporting form 300 log and post your company’s form 300A? If your business meets certain criteria, OSHA would like your 300A data entered into the OSHA Injury Tracking Application (ITA) before March 2, 2022. Here’s how to determine if your business is required to submit your 300A data?
Determine Your NAICS Code
First, we start by finding your establishment’s NAICS code (North America Industry Classification System), which you should already have identified on your 300A form. If you do not know your code, visit the US Census Bureau and enter a keyword of your business in the NAICS search block.
Once your NAICS code is in hand, find out if your business is required or if you’re exempt from the ITA. Only a small fraction of establishments are required to submit their form 300A data to OSHA electronically.
Establishments that meet any of the following three criteria DO NOT have to send their information to OSHA.
- The establishment’s peak employment during the previous calendar year (2021) was 19 or fewer, regardless of the establishment’s industry.
- The establishment’s industry is on the exemption list, regardless of the size of the establishment.
- The establishment had a peak employment between 20 and 249 employees during the previous calendar year (2021) AND the establishment’s industry is NOT on OSHA’s list.
For example, if your business/establishment has a NAICS code of 4532 (Florists), you are NOT REQUIRED to submit your 300A data to OSHA.
If you’re not exempt (as spelled out in 1, 2, or 3 above), verify your NAICS code is in this OSHA table. For example, if your business has a NAICS code starting with 11 (Agriculture) or starting with a 23 (Construction), and you had 20-249 employees in 2021, you ARE REQUIRED to submit your 300A data to OSHA through the ITA link.
Entering Your Data
To start entering your data, visit the Injury Tracking Login page. Click on Create an Account and follow the relatively easy instructions. The reporting process takes less than 20 minutes if it’s your first time and less than that if you’ve entered data in past years.
A couple of reminders:
- Enter your data before March 2, 2022.
- Even if you had ZERO reportable injuries on your 300A form, you’re still required to post it at your business as well as in the ITA.
- You are required to do this annually. Please keep your business login name and password available for next year, especially if there is a chance your administrator who submitted the information will no longer be with your company. Creating a new account every year can be a hassle. It’s doable but still a hassle.