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.