Citizens for Safe Technology
Empowering the public to protect children
and nature from unsafe wireless technologies.
Wi-Fi Action Kit
This Wi-Fi "Action Kit" offers an essential collection of informative, useful and active ways for parents, grandparents, teachers, caregivers and other concerned citizens to tackle the wireless issue in homes, schools and communities.
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contains excellent information and can be used as a handout
Please feel free to use as a handout.
The information points out important safety warnings and recommendations contained within the user's manual and informs people on the placement of transmitters/antennae on the device in relation to the body. It also offers information on the continuous nature of the powerful signals (video below) that is largely absorbed by the user.
Parents can learn, if not already aware, that transmitters can be disabled on the iPad to prevent needless microwave radiation exposure to their child and those nearby while still utilizing educational software, games, books, and other applications available on the device.
PFSS Blog: http://parentsforasafeschool.blogspot.ca/
PFSS Twitter: @wannabewired and @4safeschools
includes introductions for parents and school administrators, teachers and staff
The following NON-CONSENT FORM is a tool for parents who are concerned about the existence, or installation, of Wi-Fi networks or other wireless technologies in their children's schools.
Also available in a Canadian format.
"Most parents don't know that children should keep their iPads away from the body and that antennas in the iPad should be turned off for children's use.
"In the past few years, iPad has become many adults' best friend and children's babysitter. It is used as a computer, eBook reader, camera, video/music player, word processor, communication device, drawing tool, game pad, and more.
"iPad contains radio transmitters and receivers. When on, iPad sends and receives radio frequency (RF) energy through its antenna. The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antennas are located behind the screen to the left of the Home button, and behind the Apple logo... A cellular antenna is located at the top edge of iPad Wi-Fi+3G, when oriented with the Home button at the bottom."
"When ifixit.com dissected a Wi-Fi+3G iPad, they discovered not three but five antennas, including the frame of the LCD screen being a giant antenna. . . .
". . . to be sure that human exposure to RF energy does not exceed the FCC, IC, and European Union guidelines, always follow these instructions and precautions: Orient the device in portrait mode with the Home button at the bottom of the display, or in landscape mode with the cellular antenna (located under the black edge at the top of the device) away from your body or other objects..."
"This means if you don't handle the iPad exactly as instructed, the RF radiation can exceed governments' limits for human exposure. Unfortunately, most parents and teachers have no idea about this, and have never communicated the manufacturer's instructions to children who are using iPads. . . .
issued December 2013
To be delivered to BC Provincial Health Office
This resolution is intended to address the concerns of citizens regarding the escalating growth of wireless radiation in British Columbia. We invite the signatures of medical health professionals and researchers who wish to join with us in bringing attention to the hazards of electromagnetic radiation.
Hello Fellow Citizens:
As citizens of British Columbia, we have created a British Columbia Resolution on the Proliferation of Electromagnetic Radiation and we are requesting your support. The resolution is at the address below. http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/the-british-columbia-1
The purpose of the resolution is to force our Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall to take action to implement the precautionary principle...rather than continuing on his current course of willful blindness and denial. It will ultimately be delivered to the British Columbia Provincial Health Office.
We are seeking the signatures of medical and other health professionals as well as all concerned citizens. Beneath the signature panel there is space to add comments... your comments are especially useful to us and welcomed.
We request your consideration towards signing our resolution. If you know of others that may be interested in supporting this initiative, we would appreciate you forwarding this email to them.
Thank you for your time, and good luck in fighting this fight that we must win...at any cost.
Ron Gordon Maple Ridge BC
"When injustice becomes institutionalized, resistance becomes a duty."
Whereas the population of the Province of British Columbia is not currently protected by effective and authoritative guidelines or regulations governing exposure to involuntary or incidental, non-thermal, electromagnetic radiation in their homes and public places, the British Columbia, Canada, organization - Citizens for Safe Technology - in collaboration with the undersigned, hereby passes the following Resolution.
A strategy for parents to raise awareness at the school level. Canadian format- UPDATED March 2014
Wi-Fi Non-Consent Form with Context for use. The following NON-CONSENT
FORM is a tool for parents who are concerned about the existence, or
installation, of Wi-Fi networks or other wireless technologies in their
Can be used with the Wi-Fi Statement of Accountability (Canadian Format)
or the Wi-Fi Statement of Accountability (U.S. Format)
Do you know where the WiFi/Bluetooth Microwave Antennas are on your child's iPad?
Full article posted on parentsforasafeschool.blogspot.ca
Refusal of Unsafe Work
3.12 Procedure for refusal
(1) A person must not carry out or cause to be carried out any work process or operate or cause to be operated any tool, appliance or equipment if that person has reasonable cause to believe that to do so would create an undue hazard to the health and safety of any person.
(2) A worker who refuses to carry out a work process or operate a tool, appliance or equipment pursuant to subsection (1) must immediately report the circumstances of the unsafe condition to his or her supervisor or employer.
(3) A supervisor or employer receiving a report made under subsection (2) must immediately investigate the matter and
(a) ensure that any unsafe condition is remedied without delay, or
(b) if in his or her opinion the report is not valid, must so inform the person who made the report.
(4) If the procedure under subsection (3) does not resolve the matter and the worker continues to refuse to carry out the work process or operate the tool, appliance or equipment, the supervisor or employer must investigate the matter in the presence of the worker who made the report and in the presence of
(a) a worker member of the joint committee,
(b) a worker who is selected by a trade union representing the worker, or
(c) if there is no joint committee or the worker is not represented by a trade union, any other reasonably available worker selected by the worker.
(5) If the investigation under subsection (4) does not resolve the matter and the worker continues to refuse to carry out the work process or operate the tool, appliance or equipment, both the supervisor, or the employer, and the worker must immediately notify an officer, who must investigate the matter without undue delay and issue whatever orders are deemed necessary.3.13 No discriminatory action
(1) A worker must not be subject to discriminatory action as defined in section 150 of Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act because the worker has acted in compliance with section 3.12 or with an order made by an officer.
(2) Temporary assignment to alternative work at no loss in pay to the worker until the matter in section 3.12 is resolved is deemed not to constitute discriminatory action.
Note: The prohibition against discriminatory action is established in the Workers Compensation Act Part 3, Division 6, sections 150 through 153.
Disclaimer: The Workers' Compensation Board of B.C. ("WorkSafeBC") publishes the online version of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation ("OHS Regulation") in accordance with its mandate under the Workers Compensation Act to provide information and promote public awareness of occupational health and safety matters. The online OHS Regulation is not the official version of the OHS Regulation, which may be purchased from Crown Publications.
WorkSafeBC endeavours to update the online OHS Regulation as soon as possible following any legislative amendments. However, WorkSafeBC does not warrant the accuracy or the completeness of the online OHS Regulation, and neither WorkSafeBC nor its board of directors, employees or agents shall be liable to any person for any loss or damage of any nature, whether arising out of negligence or otherwise, arising from the use of the online OHS Regulation.
Employers are legally obligated to make a copy of the Workers' Compensation Actand the OHS Regulation readily available for review by workers. The circumstances under which WorkSafeBC may consider an employer's providing access to electronic versions of the Act and OHS Regulation to have satisfied this obligation are described in Guideline G-D3-115(2)(f).
Worker's Report of Injury or Occupational Disease: for presentation to employer, provided here so employers can give to workers who are experiencing adverse symptoms from RF exposure (Wi-Fi) in the workplace
"Section 53(3) of the Workers Compensation Act requires that, where a worker is fit, and on request of the employer, they must provide the employer with particulars of the injury or occupational disease on a report prescribed by WorkSafeBC and supplied to the worker by the employer. This is the report prescribed. If requested by employer, please complete this report as it appears.
"Submit directly to employer. Do not submit to WorkSafeBC.
"This report should be completed by the injured worker if fit to do so. It can be completed by another individual for signature by the injured worker."
a work in progress
WORKER SAFETY REGISTRY
Worksafe BC Form 6A
Work Safe BC Worker's Report of Injury or Occupational Disease: FORM for presentation to employer
BCTF Health and Safety 2000 and 2010
Refusal of Unsafe Work CHART
Refusal of Unsafe Work Rights and Responsibilities
Describes the process in place
SCHOOL UNIONS and POSITIONS on Wi-Fi
BCTF Resolution #140 passed March 2013
(BC Teachers Federation) Regarding accommodation of teachers with EHS in the workplace
Position Paper Wi-Fi in Ontario Schools
(OECTA - Catholic Teachers' Union) A Position regarding Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Radiation, including Wi-Fi, in the Workplace
L.A. Teachers' Union Resolution 2013
Union of Teachers Los Angeles- Passes Resolution to Ensure Safety from Hazardous Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) in Schools, including EMF Emissions from Wireless Technology
BCCPAC Resolution 2013
BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils' protocol and rationale concerning Wi-Fi in Schools
BCCPAC Parents Demand Choice and Precaution 2012
News Release re BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils' vote at their 2012 AGM re Wi-Fi in Schools
Open Letter from the American Academy of Environmental Medicine
The Executive Committee's letter to the Los Angeles Unified School District, March 2013
Cardiologist's Letter to School Boards re Wi-Fi in Schools
Dr Stephen Sinatra, Former Chief Cardiologist of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital and founder of the Canadian Coalition Doctors for Safe Schools
Open Letter Regarding Wi-Fi Networks in Schools
Dr. Magda Havas of Trent University re Routers in Schools
Martha Herbert's Open Letter to Los Angeles Schools
Wireless vs. Wired in Schools
Medical Advisory re Wi-Fi and Children's Health
Comprehensive two-page handout with links
BioInitiative Report 2012
Comprehensive summary of studies re adverse health effects of wireless technology
Talking to Your Doctor
EHS Symptoms and awareness information for patients and doctors
Wi-Fi in Schools - The Facts
Short, informative video from Australia
Electromagnetic Sensitivity Lecture in two parts
POWERPOINT Wireless in Schools
53 informational slides to use in presentations re Wi-Fi in schools
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Citizens For Safe Technology
"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
Citizens for Safe Technology is a not-for-profit educational society made up of parents, grandparents, teachers, business professionals, scientists, politicians and lawyers concerned about the exponential increase in public exposure to harmful wireless technologies.
We believe a profound urgency exists to protect the unsuspecting public, especially children, youth and pregnant mothers from unsafe wireless technologies.
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