The City Council today approved a hearing on conditions for housekeepers at the Wyndham Hotel on Blossom Street, whom they said are routinely exposed to blood, feces, vomit, syringes and other possibly unhealthy materials left in rooms by Mass. General patients staying at the hotel.
The hearing was proposed by councilors Josh Zakim (West End, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Fenway), Ayanna Pressley (at large) and Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale).
The councilors said they also want to talk to city public-health officials about how to protect hotel workers across the city from such potential hazards.
"If we can't protect our hardest workers in the city, then what are we doing as a body?" McCarthy asked.
OSHA is also investigating conditions at the Wyndham.