BROWZ Announces Collaboration with MSHA Online Training Provider Vivid Learning Systems

BROWZ the largest provider of contractor qualification solutions in the mining industry has announced a formal agreement with Vivid Learning Systems to deliver MSHA Approved Part 46 & 48 online training

Aug 31, 2015, 07:00 ET from BROWZ

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest provider of contractor qualification solutions in the mining industry, BROWZ (, has announced a new arrangement with Vivid Learning Systems. Under the agreement, VIVID will deliver online MSHA training courses to the contractors and suppliers of BROWZ customers in accordance with federal mine safety requirements.

"Vivid's ability to deliver this training online is an incredible accomplishment," says BROWZ VP of Product Development, Aaron Rudd. "They're one of the only organizations with an MSHA-approved mine safety training plan—developed through research of federal training regulations and collaboration with MSHA—and Vivid's virtual training experience has revolutionized the way MSHA training is delivered, truly breaking new ground. This solution highly complements our contractor management software, which improves efficiency and safety for the industry, and matches MSHA's stringent training standards."

Vivid's mining industry managers are certified Part 48 (b) instructors. Frequently asked questions about Vivid's online MSHA training are found here.

"There are few places where more occupational hazards exist than a busy mining operation, and our clients have seen safety improve with our MSHA training solution. This arrangement secures an important new training capability for BROWZ, the most trusted name in mining contractor verification," said Vivid Sales Manager Shawn Simon.

Courses to be offered include:

  • Part 46 New Miner Training
  • Part 46 Miner Refresher Training
  • Part 48 Surface New Miner Training
  • Part 48 Surface Miner Refresher Training

"Supporting the world's leading mine operators we understand the strict requirements of MSHA training. There was only one provider that we felt comfortable with delivering this critical training over the web," says Rudd. "Contractor prequalification is only one aspect of our solution. We are committed to delivering end to end risk management solutions. Investing in strategic arrangements such as this allow us to deepen those offerings and complement our core solutions."

To learn more about contractor management solutions and online MSHA training, visit or

About BROWZ: BROWZ ensures that supply chains are safe, qualified, and socially responsible by delivering a comprehensive solution to prequalify, assess, and monitor supply chain compliance based on the unique needs of your business. BROWZ provides comprehensive assessments using patented, configurable technology and expertise, resulting in the site operator's confidence of a safer work environment for clients and supply chains around the world. The BROWZ product suite addresses global supply chain needs related to qualifying your supply chain, addressing risk, managing employee-level data, conducting safety auditing, and sourcing new suppliers.

About Vivid Learning Systems:

Vivid is an online safety training company. Making life easier for safety & training professionals is what we do. It's simple. We want to provide our clients with three things: accountability, efficiency, and better service than any business, in any industry. We offer alternatives to the traditional workforce training experience, with creative on demand courses and Safety Training Systems designed by and for safety professionals.

Contact: Brett Armstrong, VP, BROWZ


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