OSHA Requires EIN From Employers

As of January 2, 2020, OSHA requires all employers to electronically submit an employer identification number (EIN) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) along with the report for fatality, injury and illness, Form 300A.

This requirement only pertains to employers with 250 or more employees, and some other businesses over the threshold may be exempt. For all the latest information on the Injury Tracking Application (ITA), please consult the federal OSHA website, and remember, your state may require different or additional information.

While the EIN requirement is new, OSHA also requires employers to submit a 6-digit NAICS code that reflects what the business does. The deadline for electronic reporting of OSHA Form 300A is March 2, 2020. Again, complete instructions are provided on the OSHA website via the link above.

OSHA provides a secure website for the electronic submission of Form 300A. Employers may either enter the data manually via the online form, or they may upload a CSV file to process multiple establishments. Employers using an application programming interface (API) will have the ability to transmit all required information through the Internet.