Tell the Cell Companies, that ALL workers have the right to, adequate safety protocols, near cell antennas.
  • Petitioned Randall Stephenson

This petition was delivered to:

CEO, AT&T Wireless
Randall Stephenson
CEO, Verizon Wireless
Daniel Mead
CEO, Sprint Nextel
Dan Hesse
CEO, Cellular One
Jonathan Foxman
CEO, Virgin Mobile
Dan Schulman
CEO, T-Mobile
John Legere
CEO, Leap Wireless
S. Douglas Hutcheson

Tell the Cell Companies, that ALL workers have the right to, adequate safety protocols, near cell antennas.

    1. Wayne Pfohl
    2. Petition by

      Wayne Pfohl

      Reno, NV

Big Cell knows, that cell antennas present a serious danger to workers that are within 10 feet of the antenna. With this knowledge, they provide RF meters and training for their employees.


Third Party workers are for the most part not trained and are routinely overly exposed to RF Radiation. With proper training and tools - all workers can be kept safe. It's time for Cell Companies to stop ignoring our workers and keep them safe.

Let’s work together to make Big Cell Companies do their part.

Cell Phone Companies know that other workers are performing tasks near their antennas every day – window washers, plumbers, phone and cable personnel, roofers, electricians, sign hangers, painters, utility workers, heating and air conditioning engineers, even firefighters and other first responders. Lots of other people work near these antennas daily AND NONE OF THEM ARE BEING WARNED OF THE DANGERS OR GIVEN ADEQuATE SAFETY TRAINING.

Commercial antennas use Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation waves to send and receive data. RF Radiation waves can heat biological tissue rapidly (this is how microwave ovens cook food), and the human body can’t get rid of this heat fast enough to prevent damage. The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), a standards setting body in the United States, reports that in addition to tissue overheating, RF Radiation can also cause cognitive/brain damage without the victim knowing that it’s even happening.

Cell antennas used to be easily recognized, but  Modern antenna sites are located in places like church steeples; hotel, office, commercial, and industrial buildings; apartments; hospitals; schools; and flagpole and light towers. And cell antennas are often disguised, which makes it difficult for workers to recognize them. For workers not trained in RF safety, nor given appropriate information on antenna locations, their every day job becomes a game of Russian-roulette.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have regulations limiting exposure to RF radiation. Compliance with these regulations can only occur if workers know where cellular antennas are located, and are specifically trained in safe work practices designed to protect them while in the vicinity of these devices. Labor unions, many state public utility commissions, and state and local governments are all in favor of some kind of safety program to make sure that all workers who have to be near cell antennas know how, and when to protect themselves.

Please sign this petition urging the Big Cell Companies to take responsibility for everyone’s safety near their antennas.

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Randall Stephenson, CEO, AT&T Wireless
Daniel Mead, CEO, Verizon Wireless
Dan Hesse, CEO, Sprint Nextel
Jonathan Foxman, CEO, Cellular One
Dan Schulman, CEO, Virgin Mobile
John Legere, CEO, T-Mobile
S. Douglas Hutcheson, CEO, Leap Wireless
Protect Everyone Working Near Your Cell Antennas

Every worker has the right to a safe work environment. I urge you to take responsibility for everyone’s safety working near your cell antennas. Provide a safe environment and prevent RF Radiation injuries to innocent workers.

[Your name]

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Insurance Companies say that Cell Antennas could be the next black swan.

      Wayne Pfohl
      Petition Organizer
      RF radiation from wireless antennas: The next black swan? 07/11

      CRITICAL ISSUE REPORT RF radiation from wireless antennas: The next black swan? As wireless industry boom continues, insurers must confront radiation exposure risks By Gloria Vogel Third-party worker over-exposure to RF (radiofrequency) radiation from wireless antennas is a risk where the insurance industry remains vulnerable to large losses, but it is an area where the industry has failed to identify and appreciate its potential exposure.

    3. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Wreneta Johnson ARNOLD, MO
      • 10 months ago

      My nephew works on cell towers.

    • bill belmont DORCHESTER, SC
      • 10 months ago

      i am an osha trainer and everyone should go home safe from work

    • Shari Schorr GRANTS PASS, OR
      • 10 months ago

      To protect people and workers from harm.

      • 10 months ago

      Make it happen people!

    • Joel Moskowitz OAKLAND, CA
      • 10 months ago

      My Electromagnetic Radiation Safety web site explains why we need better regulations and education:


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