CELEBRATING OVER 34 YEARS
We are very proud that over 90,000 workers and their families have benefited from the PASS System for more than 30 years!
In 1985, Jim Burns, the Founder and President of PASS Inc., introduced a basic prototype of what was to evolve into the Positive Attitude Safety System (PASS) to Cominco’s Sullivan Mine. This early version achieved significant results and in the early 1990’s was refined into the Positive Attitude Safety System complete with all key process components and coupled with Jim Burns’ unique implementation approach. However, PASS is also a collaborative process; thus it continues to improve and evolve with innovations from both our clients and consultants.
The PASS Safety Leadership Process is based on the concepts of Learned Helplessness, Positive Reinforcement and Intervention Therapy, which Jim Burns studied at the Universities of Victoria and Calgary and later utilized in the fields of counselling and corrections. For more than 25 years, Jim Burns and his colleagues have been working in hundreds of Natural Resource Operations and other organizations throughout the world and have Offices in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Chile.
All the Consulting Services regarding PASS were developed, delivered and owned by J.S. Burns Consulting Services (a Sole Proprietorship) until December 15, 1993. On that day, Positive Attitude Safety System Inc. (PASS Inc.), which is a Federally Incorporated Company of Canada (Incorporated on October 27, 1993), purchased all Intellectual Property, Materials and Goodwill associated with the “work and system” of Positive Attitude Safety System from J.S. Burns Consulting Services.
SupLex Safety Culture
A SupLex® Safety Culture in which the organizational members value having a positive and proactive Safety Attitude of Continous Improvement which underpins their safety decisions and actions. As a result of this mindset, they look for every opportunity to embrace the principles of Continuous Improvement in order to make their workplace safer for themselves and their fellow workers, and leave it safer for their cross-shift.
This progressive Safety Attitude will go beyond the work site; therefore, benefiting their families, neighbours and communities. No longer are the employees’ actions being motivated by compliance to safety rules or fear of reprimands; rather, they are solely motivated by the realization that Safety is controlled by their attitudes, decisions and actions and that they have a responsibility to make their surroundings Safer, whenever possible.
Next PASS Masters’ Practitioner ’s Course:
To be Scheduled for 2020
Taught by Jim Burns, creator and founder of PASS Inc., in a storytelling style with focus on the role of Safety Leadership, Decision Making, the new concept of SupLex® and the enhancement to the PASS components (PASS 2.0). In addition, Bob Marsh, PASS Inc. special advisor, will also be on hand to share his wealth of knowledge and expertise. Visit the PMC page on this website for further information.
This Four-Day PASS Masters’ Practitioner’s Course is designed to provide PASS client organizations and practitioners with Internal Expertise and Independence that will allow them to Coach and Support the components of PASS. This advanced course explores all of the PASS Components and how these Components are implemented and established in order to improve the client’s Safety Culture. The Practitioner’s course encompasses all the PASS training courses and spends time on the Psychological Foundations of PASS and the Role of the Internal Consultant. ‘New clients’ will find this course invaluable in implementing the PASS System and our ‘mature clients’ will find it to be an essential part of establishing and embedding PASS within their organization. One of the goals for participants is to develop an action plan to enhance PASS and improve the roles of key personnel in supporting the PASS System during all three stages of its implementation.
We are proud to announce a very successful 20th PASS Masters’ Course! Since 2005, over 250 participants from seven countries have benefitted from this course. We are happy to publicize our next PASS Masters’ Practitioner’s Course (October 2019) in Kelowna at the lovely Hotel Eldorado and Manteo Resort. Our plan is to hold the course, once again, at the Manteo Resort’s Library for the training. The Manteo Resort was recently purchased by the Eldorado so it opens up a larger variety of training rooms, hotel rooms and restaurants, and obviously both are located on Lake Okanagan. Click on the buttons for the links for City of Kelowna and the Hotel Eldorado Websites. When: October2019; this is a 4-day course (Monday evening - until Friday late afternoon). Candidates should arrive Monday, in time to attend the 6pm Welcome Reception (Drinks & Appetizers), to meet the PASS Staff and fellow participants.
Our 20th PASS Masters' Course October 2018
Great PASS Masters' Practitioners Course with 12 people from Six different Operations in Canada, USA and Mexico!
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Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel & Villas
Jim Burns | President & Safety Architect
Claire Burns|Director & Administrative Manager
Phone|1 250 764 1190
Positive Attitude Safety System Inc.
1490 Appleridge Road
Kelowna, British Columbia
Canada V1W 3A5
North American Corporate Office|1 800 764 1628
Australian Corporate Office|1 800 150 682
Positive Attitude Safety System (NZ) 2009 Ltd.
PO Box 593, Waiakto Mail Centre,
Hamilton 3240 New Zealand
Jim Burns|Chief Operating Officer & Safety Architect
Toll Free Phone|1 800 150 682
PASS Consulting Services Aust Pty. Ltd. (ACN 146 343 633)
PO Box 5790
Brendale Business Centre