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Bluewater Association for
Safety, Environment, & Sustainability

The Bluewater Association for Safety, Environment, and Sustainability (BASES) provides a home for an interactive exchange of information in Sarnia-Lambton related to the protection of workers, the public, and the environment. BASES is supported by the members of the Sarnia-Lambton Community Awareness and Emergency Response (CAER), Sarnia-Lambton Industrial Educational Cooperative (IEC), and Sarnia-Lambton Environmental Association (SLEA).

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Prepare for an Emergency

Preparing for an emergency involves taking simple steps to keep you and your family safe. CAER's 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. 

Environment & Science

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. 

Emergency Preparedness