NEWS BRIEFS – January 29, 2001

|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/23/2001

Guards ill after exposure to TB

Hamilton — As many as five jail guards at an Ontario correctional facility who were exposed to an inmate with tuberculosis have filed claims with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board after testing positive for the potentially deadly lung disease. The guards’ union, the Ontario Public Service Employees’ Union, is encouraging other guards to also file claims. The guards were not told a female inmate was infected until the day she left the Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre Dec. 15. Inmates are to be tested for TB when they arrive at a correctional facility, according to Ministry of Correctional Services policy.

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