Center for Risk Management

The Gulf Coast Safety Institute will be closed November 22 - November 25 for Thanksgiving Break.

Center for Risk Management

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 internal training.

2019 Schedule - Now Available! Download here.

Upcoming Classes

Crushing It: Leading It as a High Performer
November 30, 2018

Every organization wants their team to win and be successful. In order to create sustained results, we must possess leadership and high performance skills in order to move from strategy to execution. "Crushing It" combines key leadership and high performance skills that will accelerate your teams’ performance and increase your influence. Because creating results requires high performance skills. Creating sustained results requires leadership. Course will be taught by Mark Hernandez.

Nuts & Bolts of Industrial Hygiene
December 7, 2018

By definition, industrial hygiene is the art and science of the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, communication and control of hazards in the workplace that may result in injury or illness. In practice, industrial hygiene is how we measure whether or not someone might get sick or hurt at their job. This class will cover the fundamentals of industrial hygiene and how to determine what the industrial hygiene program should look like at your facility. Course will be taught by Toby Holowaty.

To Register:

Contact us at 409-933-8365 or download and print the registration form. Form can be returned by fax to 409-933-8027 or emailed to

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

Certificates of completion will be awarded to all participants who complete these courses. CEUs are awarded for each class.

Cancelation Policy: Please give at least 24 hours' 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 class or need assistance on the day of the class, please contact Katy Robles at 409-933-8162 or

To Find Our Location:

From Houston - Take I-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 second entrance to the Glenway Plaza Mall. There is a "College of the Mainland" sign on the fence on each side of the driveway.

Who can benefit from these classes?

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

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!"

Continuing a 20-year partnership, Texas Mutual Insurance Company,
the state's leading worker's compensation insurance company, has given $100,000 to fund safety and health classes taught by experts at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute.

From left: Mary Amelang, Vice President for Institutional Advancement; SeAlice Hemphill, Program Assistant at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute; Cindy Lewis, Director of the Gulf Coast Safety Institute; Dr. James Templer, Vice President of Instruction; Woody Hill, Texas Mutual Insurance; and Wayne Faircloth, Texas House of Representatives.

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