Union warns Bronx, city teachers may face health risks on the job

After a city teachers? aide allegedly contracted hepatitis C while working with a disabled child, the teacher?s union is now warning that many Bronx and city teachers may face health risks on the job.

Some teachers say when the children they handle lash out, they can get hurt. According to the New York Post, state labor officials inspecting a special education program at one city school found many conditions that violated state regulations for handling blood-borne pathogens.

The United Federation of Teachers plans to hold a press conference to urge the city to increase safety measures for public school workers. Attorneys handling the case are expected to provide reports of violations in schools.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."