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Happy New Year From all of us at BASES!

January 26, 2024/By: Bluewater Association for Safety, Environment, and Sustainability


2023 was a busy year for us over here at BASES! As we move into the new year, we take pride in looking back on the many accomplishments made by our organization over the past 12 months.

Official Launch as Sarnia-Lambton’s Industry Partner

We are kicking off 2024 with a significant milestone, officially launching BASES as Sarnia-Lambton’s Industry Partner. Effective January 1, 2024, this transition comes after 14 months of intense strategic planning and signifies the evolution of our vision, mission, and values; building on the remarkable achievements of the IEC, CAER, and SLEA organizations over the past 70 years.

Development of the Safety Partnership’s Mental Health Working Group

In recognition of the critical importance of mental health in the workplace, we took proactive steps by implementing the Safety Partnership’s Mental Health working group. This initiative aims to integrate mental health topics into our training programs and overall scope of work, promoting psychological safety for our local workforce and contributing to a healthier community.

Renewed Initiatives and Collaborations

Throughout 2023, we revitalized several key initiatives and forged new partnerships to extend our reach into the community. Our rebranding of MyCNN to Sarnia-Lambton Alerts enhances the ability to deliver timely and critical information to residents, fostering a safer and more informed community.

Return to In-Person Health & Safety Forum

We were excited to bring our partners together again for the Safety Partnership’s in-person Health & Safety Forum. This signature event facilitated meaningful discussions and knowledge sharing among nearly 125 industry professionals, further strengthening the collective efforts and commitment to safety excellence in Sarnia-Lambton.

Promoting Emergency Preparedness

Through the launch of a shelter-in-place public awareness campaign during Emergency Preparedness Week, we were able to raise awareness about local emergency protocols and how community members can keep themselves safe in the event of an emergency. In addition, BASES attended many community events to personally connect with the community to promote emergency preparedness initiatives.

Measuring Safety Culture and Environmental Impact

We reintroduced the Safety Partnership’s Cultural Survey to gauge the safety culture and views of area workers, allowing us to better tailor our training programs and resources to provide improved support. Additionally, our involvement in the Sarnia Area Environmental Health Project underscores our dedication to environmental stewardship and sustainability in Sarnia-Lambton.

As we look ahead to the opportunities and challenges that await us in the new year, we will continue our dedication to collaboration, innovation, and the commitment to worker safety, emergency preparedness, and environmental monitoring that defines us as Sarnia-Lambton’s Industry Partner.

Here’s to a safe and prosperous 2024!