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.