OSHA has revised its National Emphasis Program (NEP) for COVID-19 that was launched March 12, 2021. Initially the NEP focused on companies that put the largest number of workers at serious risk of contracting the coronavirus.
Overexertion in the workplace is related to certain activities and/or motions, with a common one being repetitive movements. This can lead to repetitive stress injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome,
Having over-worked, over-tired workers has become somewhat the norm for many businesses and research estimates that 13% of workplace injuries can be attributed to fatigue. Unfortunately, the effects of fatigue can have adverse effects at the workplace
In a news release on June 10, 2021, OSHA announced an emergency temporary standard (ETS) on COVID-19 to protect healthcare workers from contracting the disease, focusing on those most likely to have contact with someone infected.