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

  • Back Up Beeps are a scourge on society, PERIOD. Between those and the ridiculous overuse of too bright LED lights it's a wonder anyone can sleep anymore. The thing is if anyone is near the beeps when a vehicle is backing up will know they are so disturbing to the senses you really can't even focus on what's backing up for several seconds anyway. Way more disturbing than safe. Stop the %$#@ beeps.
  • I have Hyperacusis and the noise from these beepers is unbareable. I have extreme pain in my ears from the high pitch sound that goes on all day from the school across the street. In the state of Washington it is illegal to only have a beeper you need to have a spotter as well. The high pitch sound is what caused this debilitating disease. I was fine before but now have this and it is uncureable and is directly the result of these beeper. I need to sue them for damages and set a precedent for...
  • I live near the ER of a local hospital. Day and night we hear the piercing sound of the ambulances backing up a block away. How many accidents do these infernal horns avert? I bet not many but the harm and stress they cause is certain and significant. Why can’t these vehicles be equipped w backup cameras/strobes/ radar? These alarms are the OSHA mentality run amok!

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