Center for Risk Management

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The Center for Risk Management (formerly the Risk Management Institute) at College of the Mainland invites you and your staff to attend health and safety classes held at our facilities with no enrollment fee. We have received generous support from the Texas Mutual Insurance Company to educate workers about occupational safety. These classes provide related materials to keep for future reference. The courses are excellent for organizations to update or include in their own internal training.

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Next Free Safety Classes

Advanced Accident Investigation
Friday, October 3, 2014, 8 am - 5 pm
Gulf Coast Safety Institute, Room 112/114 

The purpose of this course is to learn about different ways to investigate accidents. You will determine the root causes and develop corrective actions.  Participants will use a variety of techniques to analyze accidents and help prevent future accidents from occurring.  After completing this course, each student will be able to: Understand the theory of accidents, including the domino theory and multiple causation, use interview techniques to collect data, determine causal factors and recommendations, perform an events/causal factors analysis and cause and effect chart.

Instructor: Dr. Jeff Oakley, CSP, has over 20 years in Occupational Safety and Health, with degrees in Safety, Industrial Engineering, and Public Health.  He is the author of two books for the Department of Energy and Author of “Accident Investigation Techniques”, published by the American Society of Safety Engineers which was recently revised with a second edition. Dr. Jeff Oakley, CSP, has previously worked as a safety engineer for the Department of Energy (Nuclear Weapons) and Boeing (NASA) on the International Space Station Program.  He previously taught college courses in Occupational Safety and Health as a professor, researcher, and/or department chair at the University of Tennessee, San Jacinto College, College of the Mainland, and University of Houston.  In 2008 he was awarded the Safety Professional of the Year – American Society of Safety Engineers - Gulf Coast Chapter and awarded Safety Professional of the Year for Region III – Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas in 2008.  Dr. Jeff Oakley, CSP, was nominated for National Safety Professional of the Year – American Society of Safety Engineers in 2009.


Environmental Waste Management
Friday, October 17, 2014, 8 am - 5 pm
Gulf Coast Safety Institute, Room 112/114 

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Instructor: Steve Laughlin has over 20 years of experience in the Environmental Health and Safety Industry.  For the last 15 years, Mr. Laughlin has been conducting training programs in the areas of OSHA, EPA, DOT, CBRNE-Bioterrorism, as well as, customized programs spanning a wide variety of topics.  His engaging style and presentation create a program that is both enjoyable and educational


To register: Contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or complete the Registration FormRegistration form open best in Internet Explorer.


For more information, please contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or email Registration is limited to 50 people per class. Walk-ins will not be accepted due to the limitation of classroom size.


To find our location:

From Houston - Take 45 South to the Century/Delany Road Exit (Exit 13). Turn right onto Delany Rd. The Gulf Coast Safety Institute is located on the North side of the road (right side) in a large white metal building with a loading dock. The driveway is located across from the 2nd entrance to the Glenway Plaza Mall. There is a "College of the Mainland" sign on the fence on each side of the driveway.

The doors open at 7:30 a.m. for class check-in. The class will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. and late arrivals will not be admitted after 8:15 a.m. Please enter the building at the black door located on the dock side of the building.

Cancellation Policy: Please give at least 24 hour notice if you are not able to attend class so we may add other registrations from the student wait list.

If you have any questions before the day of the class, please contact SeAlice Hemphill at (409) 933-8365, or On the day of the class you can get assistance by calling (409) 933-8162.


Upcoming Safety Classes

Advanced Accident Investigation October 3, 2014 J. Oakley
Environmental Waste Management October 17, 2014 S. Laughlin
The 8 Attributes of Character Defined in Great Leaders November 7, 2014 D. Baker

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Who can benefit from these classes?

  • Human resources personnel
  • Safety trainers/personnel
  • Physical plant directors
  • Health personnel
  • Office personnel
  • All workers

Due to limited available space, we recommend registering early. CEU certificates will be awarded to all participants who complete these courses.

Comments from evaluations:

  • "This was a much-needed course for safety professionals!"
  • "I wish more of my co-workers would take this course!"
  • "Well organized! Speaker was very knowledgeable of subject at hand!"
  • "These classes are a great resource for my business!"
  • "We will not miss a single offering!"
  • "Great hospitality! I'll be back!"
  • "Great course materials, and the refreshments were a nice addition. Thank you!"

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The Center for Risk Management at College of the Mainland receives a generous grant from

Texas Mutual Insurance Company 

For more information about the Center for Risk Management at College of the Mainland, contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or email


Center for Risk Management Call for Speakers 

The Center for Risk Management at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute is pleased to announce this "Call for Speakers" for future classes. The Center for Risk Management is supported by a generous grant from the Texas Mutual Insurance Company. The purpose of the Center for Risk Management is to provide free training in topics related to Occupational Safety and Health.

The call is open to safety and health professionals and those who have subject matter expertise in one or more topics related to occupational safety and health, such as OSHA regulations, safety management and best practices in the safety and health field. We are looking for instructors who can use a variety of instructional methods to engage the class - workshops, activities, and discussions should be included in the days training. To be considered, please complete the attached Call for Speakers Application and return it to SeAlice Hemphill, Program Assistant at or fax it to (409) 933-8027.

The classes are held at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute located at 320 Delany Rd., LaMarque, TX 77568, in a classroom setting from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on select Friday's throughout the College semester. Class sizes range from 25-55 students with varying backgrounds and experience in safety and health.

Speakers who are selected to present will be compensated for their presentation time. Speakers are required to complete a background check through the College of the Mainland at lease one (1) month prior to the date of their presentations. Speakers will be responsible for creating all content and materials for the class and the materials for each class will be required to be submitted for review and reproduction three (3) weeks before the presentation date.

If you have any questions, please contact SeAlice Hemphill at (409) 933-8365.