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Fort Lauderdale Airport Workers File Complaints About Work Conditions

More than 20 workers file complaints over training of wheelchair attendants

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    More than 20 workers who assist the sick, elderly and disabled at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport have filed complaints about unsafe work conditions.
     
    Celius Jospeh and others discussed the issue Thursday, noting they've filed complaints with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation.

    They claim the companies they work for - Superior Aircraft Services, Bags, Inc. and Direct Airline Services, U.S. Airways, Spirit Airlines and JetBlue Airlines - violated passenger safety by not properly training and equipping wheelchair attendants.
     
    The Miami Herald reports the workers aren't given gloves or sanitizer. This leaves them at risk for exposure to blood-borne pathogens and violates passengers' rights.

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    The complaints cite the federal Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel regulation.

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