Gulf Coast Safety Institute

Gulf Coast Safety Institute

The Gulf Coast Safety Institute was established in 2007 to provide safety and health training and education to workers and employers. Additionally, the Gulf Coast Safety Institute is an OSHA Challenge Program Administrator mentoring over 50 companies in improving their Safety and Health Management System to potentially achieve OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program STAR status.

The Gulf Coast Safety Institute currently operates three Centers of Excellence:

Upcoming Classes & Events

Fall Protection Forum
Thursday, 5/26/16, 10 am – 12pm (noon)


Fall Protection Forum: Changing Culture from Compliance to Commitment

To establish and maintain a safety culture that is truly committed to protecting workers, it must extend beyond basic compliance. To facilitate discussions that focus on improving safety, the Gulf Coast Safety Institute and LJB Inc. sponsor this forum, where participants can share best practices, debate ideas and brainstorm new solutions, while benchmarking their program against others.

For this session, we will discuss what participants have found to be effective for fall prevention, as well as tactics that have not been as successful. Participants will leave the session with a better perspective on how management and employee involvement impacts a fall protection program, as well as how other organizations have applied various techniques to introduce positive cultural change. The presenter will also provide practical ways to move beyond compliance.

Please plan to join Gulf Coast Safety Institute and LJB Inc. on Thursday, May 26, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. to learn more about ways to transform a fall protection program from compliance to commitment.

Registration and lunch are complementary for all registered participants. Registration is limited and will close on Monday, May 23.

To register for the event, please click here.

For registration assistance please contact Gulf Coast Safety Institute at 409.933.8162 or

OSHA 10-hr Construction Training in Spanish and again in English
BothTaught by Texas Department of Insurance At No-Cost

Spanish: 6/13/2016, 8:30 a.m. to 5:10 p.m and 6/14/2016, 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
English: 6/15/2016, 8:30 a.m. to 5:10 p.m and 6/16/2016, 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

The OSHA 10-hr Construction Training is a two-day event. Attendance on both days is required for credit. It is on a first come, first served basis and space is limited.

This training program is designed as a general orientation course to provide construction workers information about their employers' responsibilities, how to file a complaint and how to identify, abate, avoid, and prevent job-related hazards on a construction site. Emphasis is on accident prevention.

All training materials, including the participants' books and handouts, will be provided at the training center. All persons completing the ten hours will receive an OSHA course completion card within 2-6 weeks.

For more information download flyers below:

OSHA 10-hr Construction Training in Spanish (6/13 & 6/14)
OSHA 10-hr Construction Training in English (6/15 & 6/16)

To Register:

All students must register with Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) prior to the start of class. For more information and to register contact Denise Carmody TDI at 512-804-4610 or

All classes are presented at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute located at 320 Delany Road, La Marque, TX 77568.

OSHA 10 Hour - General Industry in English
Wednesday, 6/15/2016, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m & Thursday, 6/16/2016, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (noon)

This course meets the 2.OSHA 10-hour outreach requirements. Students who successfully pass the course will receive a completion certificate on-site and an OSHA 10-hour card. This training teaches entry-level general industry workers about their rights and employer responsibilities and how to identify, prevent and abate job-related hazards. Training topics include an introduction to OSHA, personal protective equipment, walking and working surfaces, fall protection, emergency action plans, exit routes, fire prevention plans, electrical safety, hazard communication, machine guarding and materials handling. This class will be Ed Parsons.

Ed Parsons is the Outreach Program Coordinator and an OSHA Outreach Trainer at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute. Parsons served five years as an industrial hygienist with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, conducting inspections of workplaces for compliance with General Industry, Maritime and Construction regulations. Parsons is a 1984 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a 1993 graduate of the University of South Florida, College of Public Health.

All classes are presented at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute located at 320 Delany Road, La Marque, TX 77568.

Student check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m.

To Register:

Download and print Registration Form. Form can be returned by email or fax,; 409.933.8027. Form opens best with Internet Explorer or Safari.

Class is limited to 40 people. Walk in registrations will not be accepted. For more information contact us at or 409-933-816

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