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2019 Training Content Vendor Review

Apr 4, 2019

This is the first in a series of online safety training vendor reviews. These vendors sell off-the-shelf training courses.

Many companies provide safety training to their workers using videos – the same videos they’ve been using for years. So why change now? The goal of safety training is to increase the safety of workers and the workplace. In some ways, safety is a mindset that reflects the company culture. One way to establish safety as a priority in an organization is to offer training courses that engage & empower employees. Online training is a more engaging method because it uses multiple modes of training: narration, animation, film, and interactivity. Watching a video is by nature a passive modality – which means less engagement, which means less retention.

Before you buy a course from a vendor, take the time to learn more about your future online training partner. You’re not just licensing a platform or a few training courses: you’re partnering with a vendor that will power one of the most visible employee engagement solutions you offer. To assist you in that endeavor, we are writing a series of safety & compliance training vendor reviews. This week’s review features Vivid Learning Systems.


“Vivid is an online safety training company. Making life easier for safety professionals is what we do. With Online Safety Training courses that deliver an effective, memorable training experience, and training software designed for smart simplicity, we help customers protect the workforce and go beyond regulatory requirements.”

Company Focus:

Vivid’s focus is online safety training that meets OSHA General Industry training requirements. Their courses are designed to engage workers and optimize the learning experience. Their courses emphasize engagement to increase knowledge retention, which influences safe working behaviors in the workplace. Over time, these behaviors become expectations that keep workers safe.


You are billed based on the number of employees you are training & the number and type of courses you need. They have 300+ online courses at many different price points – depending on the length, number of learning objectives and complexity of the materials.


Vivid has a comprehensive online safety training course catalog. Vivid tracks updates to OSHA standards and updates courses as needed to ensure ongoing compliance. Beyond compliance courses, Vivid also offers hundreds of training options designed to reinforce safety concepts, including print-friendly supplemental materials like checklists, short safety tip videos, and 5-Minute Courses for refresher training on annual safety requirements.

Their courses are mobile-friendly, and 53 course titles are available in Spanish.

Here are some examples of safety training categories:

  • OSHA’s General Industry training
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Electrical Workers (1910.269)
  • OSHA 10 & 30
  • Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA)
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) safety standards
  • Human Resources (Sexual Harassment, Violence in the Workplace, etc.)
  • Environmental Management (Hazardous Waste Management, Stormwater Management, etc.)

Vivid’s online safety training courses are available in SCORM and AICC formats – making them compatible with SCORM/AICC compliant learning management systems.

Custom Course Development:

Vivid offers custom course development options. They bring expertise in instructional design and digital production to the project, working with you to meet your training goals.

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