PSC Health and Safety
Joan Greenbaum, LaGuardia
David Kotelchuck, Hunter
below for April '07 Clarion article on BMCC and 9/11 health risks.
As a result of the Oct. 30th public meeting that the
PSC and the WTC Labor-Community coaltion pressed for, CUNY and BMCC
management have started a website with information about the
decontamination and demolition of Fiterman. Please bookmark and visit
and also sign up for BMCC's email alerts from the website.
Worker's Compensation and
Labor union pressure has resulted in an extension of
dates for people to file Workers' compensation claims in relation to
World Trade Center health issues. According to NYCOSH: "The New York
State Workers’ Compensation Law has just been changed to help you file a
claim for workers’ compensation if you have a 9/11- related illness. The
change also applies to workers and volunteers who are not sick, but who
may become sick in the future because they were exposed to the toxic air
People who worked in the area of
the WTC, including all faculty and staff at BMCC, could file a claim.
By filling out the Workers' Comp form they can be counted, if in the
future they become ill as a result of returning to work in the area.
While Workers' Compensation is specifically written to include those who
are directly injured on the job, labor unions and the New York
Occupational Health and Safety committee (NYCOSH) are urging all workers
in the area to file if they returned to work soon after the World Trade
Center disaster. Please see the NYCOSH website for more information: www.nycosh.org