Ranch & Home

Bill Dress
Bill Dress, Co Owner

Before Vivid, our training program was time consuming, the message was inconsistent, and we didn't have great accountability and tracking.

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No matter the industry, OSHA requires most employers to provide a level of basic safety training to their workforce. And training your workforce is the right thing to do, because worker safety is critical to success, but it comes at a cost. There’s no getting around the fact that when employees are training, they’re not directly supporting your business.

Taking employees off of the floor for compliance training keeps workers away from where you need them—taking care of customers. And that’s what’s often overlooked: the cost of lost productivity. If you have a lot of employees, in different locations, then getting them together for training may be an expensive proposition.


Vivid helped Bill Dress move the training program for his large retail operation, online, and made it simple. 

Ranch & Home found savings through efficiency; Vivid’s Online Safety Training OSHA courses are finished between 20 and 30 minutes, less than half of time each of Bill’s employee’s used to spend on compliance training. Now, his workers can train quickly and get right back on the floor where he needs them. By completing the training anytime, anywhere, even before their first day on the job, productivity has increased at Ranch & Home locations.

The administrative people at Ranch & Home are happy that there are no more spreadsheets and data entry, and the workforce enjoys working through an interactive, engaging experience, rather than sitting in a classroom. Bill likes that everybody now receives the same safety message. The biggest change for Bill’s training program, was with accountability. He no longer worries about which employees need training, what training those workers need, or when to schedule it. Compliance is no longer a concern, but a strength for Ranch & Home, a reduction in liability.


The Vivid solution made sense for Bill’s business, and it saved dollars. Now, Bill sees safety as a manageable expense, where proper training can reduce overhead costs; worker compensation insurance premiums rise with accidents, to cover lost wages, medical expenses, and rehabilitation costs, there are penalties for workplace injuries, and legal costs associated with liability. Bill believes this training can lower his worker’s comp premiums, and help him make the case with his insurance carrier for a discount.

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