Eugene, OR – March 8, 2018 – Health & Safety Institute (HSI), the leader in Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) software, training and compliance services, today announced it has acquired Vivid Learning Systems, one of the nation’s fastest-growing providers of online safety training.

The combination brings the market strength of HSI’s Summit Training Source and CLMI brands together with the diverse training options of Vivid Learning Systems, creating an unmatched provider of online workplace safety training topics covering areas such as Hazard Communications, OSHA 10- and 30-hour, Mine Safety, Construction Safety, Electrical Worker and Department of Transportation courses.

“At its core, this acquisition is about unlocking exciting new value for existing customers of both organizations, and growing the subscription safety business together while honoring our shared mission to make the workplace and community safer,” Chad Birckelbaw, chief executive officer of HSI, said. “Vivid brings great talent, a strong brand and incredible safety training to our family of companies and customers.”

Matt Hammer, chief executive officer of Vivid Learning Systems, said, “We are excited to become part of the HSI family of companies. Not only will our content and training programs further expand HSI’s extensive library of courses, the solutions offered through the HSI Encompass EHS management platform, such as chemical management and incident reporting, will provide a great opportunity to our customer base to simplify their safety and compliance footprint. We are a perfect fit.”

Since being acquired by the Riverside Company in 2015, HSI has continued to invest in strategic acquisitions that further its vision of “Making the Workplace and Community Safer” as a recognized leader in the health, safety and environmental industry.

About HSI
The Health & Safety Institute (HSI) is a family of well-known and respected brands in the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) space. Its brands span the broad range of needs in EHS – from emergency care training; to workplace safety training, tracking and reporting; to the management of chemical inventories through software tools and services. HSI is majority owned by The Riverside Company, an operationally oriented global private equity firm founded in 1988. For more information, visit

About Vivid Learning Systems
Making life easier for safety professionals is what we do. Vivid creates online safety training for a safer, smarter workforce. Vivid’s online safety courses promote engagement that create lasting memorability, influencing safe working behaviors. For more information, visit