Thursday, May 7, 2015

OSHA & NCTE Join Forces

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OSHA and National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) have announced an alliance to share information, develop compliance assistance tools and resources, and educate workers and employers about rights and responsibilities in the workplace. NCTE is a social justice advocacy organization for transgender people, formed in 2003.

A report released by NCTE and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force found that 55% of transgender people surveyed lost a job due to bias. Twenty-two percent of workers in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey reported that they were denied access to gender-appropriate restrooms on the job.

"Through this alliance, we will jointly work with the NCTE to develop products and guidance materials to improve workplace safety and health for all workers," says David Michaels, OSHA’s assistant secretary of labor.