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Promoting Safety With Northern Uniform’s P.A.S.S Program

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Workplace safety should always be a top priority, no matter the industry. Whether in mining, manufacturing, or food processing, maintaining high safety standards is essential to protecting employees and ensuring a safe working environment for all. At Northern Uniform, we are dedicated to supporting your safety efforts through our specialized uniforms and our innovative P.A.S.S Program. 

What is Northern Uniform’s P.A.S.S Program?

The Protective Apparel Safety System (P.A.S.S) Program is designed to meet the rigorous safety standards required across various industries, including industrial and food processing. These programs ensure that your business maintains the highest level of safety compliance while managing costs effectively. 

P.A.S.S | Industrial Program

The P.A.S.S Industrial Program offers numerous benefits for companies in the industrial sector: 

  • High-Visibility Garments: Providing CSA Z96-09 Class 3 Level 2 rental garments, which are the industry-leading standard for visibility.
  • ISO-Approved Maintenance: Ensuring each garment is maintained to the highest standards with an ISO-approved care system.
  • Comprehensive Documentation: The P.A.S.S. binder includes all relevant and up-to-date documentation to assist with audits and compliance.
  • Emergency Support: Offering 24/7 support to manage any unforeseen events.


This program also simplifies the process of adding new employees to your uniform program, streamlines invoicing, and aids in long-term budget forecasting. 

Reflective striping on high-vis uniforms requires special attention, and our program covers the installation, replacement, and repair of reflective striping, ensuring that these garments are always properly maintained. 

P.A.S.S | Food Program

The food processing industry requires unique safety and cleanliness requirements, and the P.A.S.S Food Program is tailored specifically to meet those needs: 

  • ISO 22000:2018 Certification: We were the first uniform rental company in North America to achieve this certification, providing strict process control and hazard monitoring.
  • Safe Laundering Process: Garments are washed at 160°F to avoid cross-contamination and dried at 285°F for a hygienic, quality finish.
  • Sanitization and Testing: Automated alarm monitoring, computerized chemical injection, as well as periodic temperature and pH testing guarantee proper sanitization.
  • Allergen-Free Packaging: Garments are swabbed for allergens before packaging, ensuring zero contamination.


Our program includes a verified, traceable, third-party audited process, and each garment is identified by a yellow-backed barcode and tracked using RFID technology. This helps us track every individual item, promising it arrives clean and on time, so your employees stay safe and your business continues to run smoothly. 

Why Food Safety Matters

Food safety is a critical concern that impacts everyone, from employees to consumers. Poor food safety practices can lead to severe consequences, including foodborne illnesses and costly recalls. Each year, more than 4 million Canadians get food poisoning, highlighting the importance of implementing effective measures to reduce these risks. Our food processing uniform programs are designed to do just that – they keep your employees safe and clean while reducing the risk of cross-contamination. 

Fostering Employee and Community Safety 

The community depends on industries such as food processing and pharmaceuticals to maintain safety standards that ensure public health. Uniforms play a key role in this by preventing contamination and ensuring that food, medicines, and other items remain safe for use. Additionally, these uniforms keep employees safe by providing necessary protection against workplace hazards. 

When uniforms are professionally laundered, employees don’t have to bring soiled, possibly contaminated, garments home. This prevents their families from being exposed to chemicals, dirt, or other contaminants, ensuring safety both at work and at home. 

Invest in Safety with Northern Uniform 

At Northern Uniform, we believe that safety should never be compromised. Our P.A.S.S Programs ensure that your employees are protected, your business remains compliant, and your community stays safe. 

Don’t wait until it’s too late to realize the impact of proper safety uniforms, learn more about how our uniform rental programs can help protect your employees and business today.