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CAFO Noise Assessment Program

Scope & Competencies

The CAFO Noise Assessment Program scope includes activities at the Naperville Campus and 30 South Wacker facilities. The Noise Assessment Program is conducted under the supervision of a Certified industrial Hygienist (CIH). The CIH accreditation and maintenance of certification is overseen by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. By definition, a CIH accredited in ‘comprehensive practice’ has been deemed competent and has demonstrated the requisite knowledge to perform the oversight and administration of this program.

Roles and Responsibilities

NOISE PROGRAM AUTHORITY:
Daniel R. Zbinden, CIH
CAFO HSE Manager

o Oversight of noise monitoring and noise mapping
o Oversight of personal dosimetry testing program
o Owner of Medgate industrial hygiene sampling data for CAFO
o Over sight of Noise Surveys and Consultants
o Supervision of IH monitoring & testing personnel

HEARING CONSERVATION PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR:
Michelle Semotan
Compliance Systems Lead 

o Responsible for the administration of the HCP
o Lead role in performance of IH monitoring & personal dosimetry
o Lead role in conducting noise survey mapping
o Main BP liaison with 3rd party consultants
o HSE liaison with Naperville Medical regarding annual testing and training requirements
o HSE liaison with IISN to ensure noise assessment elements are completed for facility operations
o Assist in the performance of noise sampling for facilities personnel
o Oversight of all recordkeeping and compliance task manager requirements.

Hearing Conservation

Temporary or permanent hearing loss may occur with exposure to high levels of noise for a sufficient period of time. The purpose of the Naperville Campus Hearing Conservation Program (HCP) is to prevent occupational noise-induced hearing loss and to provide a noise control program in compliance with OSHA Standard 1910.95.
All BP employees whose noise exposure for an eight hour time weighted average (TWA) is at or above 85 dBA, or for a twelve hour TWA is at or above 82 dBA, are included in the BP Naperville Campus Hearing Conservation Program.

The Naperville Medical department plays a key role in this program by performing baseline audiograms for BP personnel in the HCP, conducting required training on noise exposure and hearing protection, performing annual audiometric testing, and maintaining records of this testing and training.

In accordance with OSHA requirements, Hearing Conservation is the responsibility of the Employer to implement and manage. Thus, all BP contractors and consultants are responsible for complying with their respective companies’ Hearing Conservation Programs. However, all site occupants- including BP employees, contractors, tenants, vendors or consultants are required to obey all posted signs indicating that hearing protection is required.



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