OSHA recently announced new login procedures for its injury tracking application (ITA). The OSHA ITA has transitioned its login procedure to the public’s one-account access to government applications, Login.gov. The new login procedures are already in effect.
New Login Overview
OSHA provides a secure website for employers who are required to submit injury and illness data submissions. Affected employers can manually enter their data, upload a comma-separated values (CSV) file to add multiple establishments at one time or transmit data electronically via an application programming interface. With this announcement, OSHA has indicated that the ITA will require employers to create an ITA account and a Login.gov account to report their injury and illness data securely. Login.gov is a secure, single sign-in service used by the federal government to provide the public with access to all participating government agency applications. Current and new account holders will need to connect their ITA account to a Login.gov account in order to access the application for their 2023 reports (employers will need to use their 2022 OSHA Form 300A to complete their 2023 reports). Employers can connect their ITA accounts with their Login.gov accounts by using the email address associated with their Login.gov accounts.
Next Steps for Employers
Employers who are required to report injury and illness data electronically should review this announcement, become familiar with the new procedures and connect their ITA accounts to Login.gov accounts with the same email address before the 2023 report submission deadline. Employers can find instructions on how to complete this transition on the OSHA website.
OSHA Electronic Reports Are Due March 2
Each year, OSHA requires certain employers to submit information from their OSHA Form 300A electronically. These employers must submit their reports using OSHA’s ITA. Affected establishments include those with 250 or more employees (if they are already required to create and maintain OSHA records) and those operating in a high-risk industry with between 20 and 249 employees. OSHA or the Bureau of Labor Statistics may also require otherwise exempt establishments to submit these reports on a special, case-by-case basis. Here are some important dates to keep in mind: On Feb. 1, employers must complete and display their OSHA 300A forms. The forms must be on display until April 30. On March 2, employers subject to the electronic reporting requirement must submit their electronic reports using the ITA.