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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)

May 12, 2016

  1. Alliance Background
    1. Date Signed
    2. April 27, 2015

    3. Dates Renewed
    4. N/A

      Evaluation Period

      April 27, 2015 – April 27, 2016

    5. Overview
    6. The OSHA and NCTE Alliance focuses on providing NCTE affiliates and others with information, guidance, and access to OSHA resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers, particularly by: (1) helping to ensure adequate access to workplace restrooms, and (2) understanding the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

    7. Implementation Team Members
    8. OSHA

      Kathleen Fagan
      Medical Officer, Office of Occupational Medicine (OOM), Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management (DTSEM)
      Heather Martin
      Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA), Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP)
      Ethel Moreno
      Program Analyst, OOSA, DCSP
      Meghan P. Smith
      Whistleblower Outreach Coordinator, Directorate of Whistleblower Protection Programs (DWPP)


      Lisa Mottet
      Deputy Executive Director
      Harper Jean Tobin
      Director of Policy
      Vincent Villano
      Director of Communications
  2. Implementation Team Meetings
    • April 27, 2015
    • August 15, 2015

  3. Results
  4. The following table summarizes the Alliance's activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreements for the evaluation period of this report.

    Outreach and Communication: Review, promote and disseminate the OSHA-developed bulletin of recommended best practices for restroom access for transgender workers.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    OSHA Product Review On June 1, 2015 OSHA published A Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers. The guide was reviewed by the NCTE. Worker Rights 12,646 total downloads
    Dissemination NCTE promoted OSHA's Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers via social media. NCTE generally has between 3000 and 5000 impressions per post on its Facebook channel. The post about the OSHA guide received 55,000 impressions, nearly 1000 "Likes", 450 shares and 206 comments. The post, which links to a blog about the guidance, received 2,700+ hits where, normally, blogs get between 150-300 hits on average. Worker Rights 57,200 website hits
    Dissemination OSHA and NCTE Alliance Web Page

    OSHA maintains and updates the OSHA and NCTE Alliance webpage posted on the agency website. The webpage includes alliance agreement, news releases, products, and resources.
    Worker Rights 2,322 page views
    Dissemination NCTE and OSHA Alliance Web Page

    NCTE maintains and updates the Alliance webpage on their website, as well as links to relevant OSHA webpages on their employment resources page.
    Worker Rights Unknown
    Outreach and Communication: Disseminate quarterly (via print or electronic media, such as the NCTE's web site) information on topics such as OSHA's initiatives, workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and other information on occupational safety and health to employers and workers.
    Training NCTE provided LGBT Cultural Awareness training on June 30, 2015 for front line supervisors & agency leadership in an event hosted by the Office of the Secretary, the LGBT Policy Working Group and DOL Pride. Unknown
    Outreach and Communication: Provide opportunities for OSHA to speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences, local meetings, or other events sponsored by the NCTE or allied organizations.
    No activities relevant to this goal took place during this evaluation period.  
  5. Upcoming Milestones
  6. OSHA and NCTE will continue to meet, maintain communication and disseminate any relevant information.

      Report prepared by: Heather Martin, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, May 12, 2016.

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