Online Safety Training Courses FAQs

What is online safety training? [Video]

How long will it take an average employee to complete a lesson?

20 minutes. While uncommon, workers training with Vivid for the first time may pull that average upwards before getting comfortable with the course structure. Of course, some topics are more intensive than others, but generally, for Online Safety Training, basic safety training courses, somewhere under 30 minutes is the expectation. 

Do you have X course title?

Yes. Here’s our course catalog

How do I figure out what your courses cover?

For efficiency, course material covers only what is essential for training to match OSHA compliance requirements.

For specific info about each course, take a look at our course catalog, and click on the course you want to learn more about.

For example, a look at our Online Safety Training Basic First Aid course will tell you:

  • Duration of the course
  • Available languages for the course
  • Outline of the course
  • Learning objectives
  • Corresponding OSHA regulations addressed by the course
  • Helpful info about course relevancy to occupational health and safety

What are ‘Online Safety Training' courses?

Perfect for helping your organization reach compliance, an Online Safety Training course is an engaging online training experience that we’ve already built.

From OSHA to MSHA, take a look at our Online Safety Training course listings to find what you’re looking for. 

What if all of my employees don't speak English? Is safety content available in any other languages?

Yes. We currently have 53 courses in Spanish, for example, and we have the ability to translate courses into any language.

Ask us for an updated list of courses available for the non-English speaking workforce.

My workers have language and literacy issues; I’m not sure that online training is something they can work with?

From experience, we understand that people learn differently, and that the most effective training incorporates a mix of audio, imagery, film, and text.

That’s why we design our courses to reach the high-risk, ‘blue collar’ laborforce, with an ‘all of the above’ strategy for instructional design. This works especially well for workers with language and literacy issues, who are able to rely on basic visual cues.

And to help reach workers who have a limited understanding of computers, we have tutorials, live seminars, and online support. Vivid courses are designed for simplicity, making them easy to work through even for workers with little or no proficiency with computers and digital devices. 

Fact: one customer managed a workforce where over 80 different languages were represented; not one worker was unable to complete our courses.

Is your content OSHA certified?

OSHA doesn’t ‘certify’ or endorse training content for any training vendor. However, Vivid’s occupational safety courses are compliant with OSHA standards; our team tracks the agency’s latest regulatory developments, and updates courses to match changes affecting compliance, automatically.

Does online safety training meet OSHA requirements?

Yes. OSHA recognizes that online training improves accountability, recordkeeping, workforce readiness, and worker engagement.

Does your workforce training meet state requirements?

Not necessarily. Vivid’s Online Safety Training courses are designed for compliance with OSHA standards, but also provide instruction on best practices, which often exceed the basic federal standards. However, we can easily customize our content to include specific state regulations that affect your company. With Vivid’s Safety Training System, you can easily add a state specific or company specific assignments to each of our course titles at any time.

How often do you upgrade your content to keep up with OSHA regulations?

Constantly. Our team closely follows OSHA’s regulatory proposals and changes. When OSHA prepares to implement a new standard addressed in our training, we strive to make the change well ahead of the implementation date, to help our customers stay in compliance. For example, last year we updated over 30 courses.

Can employees skip the course and go straight to the test?

That’s up to you.

As an option, courses can require that content be reviewed before testing is attempted.

Training courses normally allow workers to take a course test when they think they're ready, and we recommend this approach, especially for retraining and re-certification.

Since the test questions are randomly selected from answer banks, and the questions are based on mastery of training objectives, the tests allow the worker to see where they need to focus their training time. 

If an employee has a question when training, who do they contact?

When delivering any training required by OSHA, including online training, employers are required to have a ‘knowledgeable person’ available in the event that an employee needs assistance with training. Vivid’s Customer Service Reps are knowledgeable and trained to quickly respond to commonly asked questions. Just call us.

My organization wants to move to online training, but will our workforce need additional training to supplement the program?

Maybe. Each company is different, and some OSHA standards require two forms of training: knowledge and practical. For many customers, our courses satisfy the entire knowledge portion of the training program. Depending on your industry, there may be specific conditions where additional training is required for the workforce. We’ve got much experience evaluating these situations, and will be able to tell exactly what you’ll need, and what you don’t.

What’s the frequency of training?

For safety, the best practice calls for annual training, for consistency and ease of planning, yet this depends on the risks your workers are exposed to do on the job and the environment in which they operate.

Generally, we work to tailor your training plan to your workforce, by job classification, to provide the most value.