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BASES member companies engage with near neighbours

September 28, 2021/By: Shaun Bisson

The launch of the Bluewater Association for Safety, Environment, and Sustainability (BASES) in May 2021 offered industry in Sarnia-Lambton a new opportunity to engage with and educate the region on health, safety, and the environment.

BASES created a home for the interactive exchange of information in the region related to the protection of workers, the public, and the environment. One of the ways BASES does this is by offering a direct line of communication to the public through the My Community Notification Network (MyCNN), which allows interested residents to sign up for, and receive Community Awareness Notifications directly from operating sites related to operational activities.

Additionally, BASES supports its member companies in helping educate and engage with their near neighbours on site specific initiatives regarding emergency preparedness across the community.

Recently, two BASES member companies, Shell and CF Industries, invited their near neighbours to attend a COVID-safe outdoor information session. At these sessions they promoted the regional model of communication and collaboration and helped inform on the offerings of MyCNN.

Shell hosted a coffee social at the St. Clair Township hamlet of Froomefield where they focused on their efforts to be a good neighbour and offered the Froomefield residents a chance to ask questions, offer feedback, and stay informed. BASES was happy to be alongside to speak about MyCNN and answer any questions relate to the use of the notification system.

CF Industries did the same in late August, hosting a barbecue for their near neighbours at Cathcart Park in Sombra.

For more information on MyCNN or any other question you may have related to health, safety, and the environment in Sarnia-Lambton, please visit www.lambtonbases.ca .