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Bluewater Association for Safety, Environment, and Sustainability

BASES is Sarnia-Lambton’s Industry Partner, a leading advocate for worker safety, emergency preparedness, and environmental monitoring in the Sarnia-Lambton region. BASES is supported by the industry members and community partners of the Safety Partnership, Emergency Preparedness, and Environmental Monitoring committees.

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Prepare for an Emergency

Preparing for an emergency involves taking simple steps to keep you and your family safe. BASES' industrial and local government members work together to ensure your safety is a priority in the event of an emergency. Thanks to years of expertise, practice, and collaboration, everything you need to know in case of an emergency can be found here.

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Our Approach

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Workplace Health and Safety

Our workers, building trades, contractors, and operating companies all contribute to an exceptional safety culture in the Sarnia-Lambton area. A culture based on respect, trust, and teamwork underlines the primary goal of every day: an injury- and illness-free workplace. This approach has led to decreased incident frequency and severity toward world-class occupational health and safety performance, continuously improving since 1996.

Workplace Health & Safety

Environment and Science

In 1952, Sarnia-Lambton became home to the first industry-funded cooperative in Canada devoted strictly to environmental protection. Our industries engage openly with our community, regulatory organizations, and First Nations partners to create dialogue, respond to questions, and share near real-time monitoring information. This approach reinforces a commitment to openness, transparency, and continuous improvement. 

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Emergency Preparedness

Learnings from an industrial explosion in 1951 in Sarnia-Lambton led to the formalized bridging of industrial and municipal response teams across the region. Our approach requires the industry to build trust with neighbours through community awareness initiatives and to continuously improve emergency response processes. The result of this work over the past 70 years has led to our best management practices being incorporated into emergency program standards referenced world-wide. 

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