To: OSHA Regional Office 230 South Dearborn Street, Room 3244 Chicago, Illinois 60604 (312) 353-2220, President Donald Trump, The Illinois State House, The Illinois State Senate, Governor J.B. Pritzker, The United States House of Represent...

Americans Say: "Create Alternatives To Ear-Piercing Backup Beeping".

STOP the ear-piercing-schrill of "Backup [Alarm] Beeping"

Why is this important?

National Academy of Engineering cited Backup Beeping-Alarms as one of the six top noise sources people associated with behavioral and emotional consequences. This noise pollution chips away at our public health, interfering with our immune systems, learning, and sleep, boosting stress hormones, and contributing to cardiovascular maladies, even at levels too low to cause hearing damage.


Reasons for signing

  • I live next to a school and they are building a new one. For a year and a half there are overlapping beeping sounds from about a half dozen mini lifts (that only travel a few miles an hour and also have full 360 degree sight lines for the operator). I work nights and started to wear earplugs but the beeping is still loud enough to wake me.
  • The beeping coming from a nearby train yard never stops, it’s day and night. The city won’t do anything claiming it’s an Osha regulation. It’s so loud that sleep is almost impossible.
  • Noise pollution goes way beyond this one example. It's a major factor in degrading the quality of life in our urban environments. And even when it is illegal, law enforcement people tend to just shrug it off with no enforcement efforts.

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