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.

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Reasons for signing

  • I live on Burnett Ave corner of dead end Perego Tr. in San Francisco. Every day (&night) I nave to listen to beep beep. It also triggers the dogs to start barking as well. Recently the garbage trucks finally got re-quipped with the "white noise" devices. "Fffft Ffffft" is very audible but not intrusive or obnoxious. Why can't this be mandatednationwide?
  • we live in a small town in Western NY. There's a truck yard behind our property, a good 100' away, that picks up and drops off bread company trailers, usually starting at 11PM! Sometimes it goes to past 3AM and beyond. The sound is piercing and passes through walls and windows. I sent a message to our town board and was sent an old noise pollution regulation that basically said someone from the board would have to hear it! Ridiculous
  • I live near a bridge that's been under construction for the better part of 15 years. We have trucks beeping all day and all night. We are stuck at home during a pandemic, can't open a window, can't sleep, can't relax (as if we're not stressed enough) and I have beeping most of the time. Can't wait til we have power outages this summer and we can't open our windows. I was awoken by the construction at 7:20 am and now after midnight they're still out their beeping.