Center for Risk Management

Center for Risk Management

2016 Spring Schedule Now Available

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.

NEW* Update Class Schedule through August - Click Here

Call for Speakers - Click Here

Cancelled: Severe Weather Safety, Friday, May 20, 2016, 8 am - 5 pm

OSHA's Final Rules on Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica

Friday, May 27, 2016
8 am - 5 pm

This seminar will discuss OSHA's final rule for respirable crystalline silica. The seminar will provide a description of OSHA's rule-making process and a summary of the public commentary on the final rule and what to expect from OSHA. After completing this class students will have a broader understanding of: the health effects of silica exposure, content of the final general industry standard, content of the final construction standard, exposure monitoring methods, and methods of controlling exposure. This class will be taught by Mike Seymour.

Mr. Seymour has over 30 years’ experience in controlling occupational safety and health hazards using engineering methods and personal protective equipment. Mr. Seymour worked as a consultant and contractor for OSHA since 1979, joined the Agency as an employee in 1999 and retired in 2012. As the first Director of OSHA’s Office of Technological Feasibility and Acting Deputy Director of OSHA’s Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Mr. Seymour proved an accomplished project manager responsible for the Agency’s highest priority standards projects. As the project manager for the silica standard, Mr. Seymour led a large interdisciplinary team from throughout OSHA in drafting the standard and supporting preamble as well as developed innovative guidance products. Mr. Seymour is currently President of Icarus Environmental, Inc.

Ergonomics for Work

Friday, June 10, 2016
8 am - 5 pm

Musculoskeletal disorders, or MSD's, are one of the toughest injuries to diagnose and manage. This course will provide ergonomic strategies to modify your workplace to prevent these injuries. You will also learn how to reduce or eliminate ergonomic related injuries, reduce turnover/absenteeism, improve productivity & quality, improve morale and how to become OSHA compliant (General Duty Clause). This course will be taught by Camille Major.

Camille Major's experience in Safety/Ergonomics has been applied in diverse industries such as: healthcare, soft drink bottling, space, medical devices, automotive, defense, chemical plants and oil/gas. Utilizing her Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma skills and virtual analysis skills, she has developed proactive safety and ergonomics programs. She is also a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE). Camille Major holds a Bachelor of Science Industrial Engineering degree and a Master’s of Science in Human Engineering from the University of Central Florida and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Baker College.

To Register:

Contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or download and print the appropriate registration form/s. Form/s open best with Internet Explorer or Safari and can be returned by fax, 409-933-8027 or email,

Class is limited to 56 people. Walk in registrations will not be accepted.

For more information, please contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or email, CEU certificates will be awarded to all participants who complete these courses.

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.

Cancelation 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

Occupational Health Hazards 6/24/16 S. Wilson
Workers' Compensation 7/8/16 C. Dillon
Safety Management During Emergency Operations 7/22/16 C. Worden

Download Class Schedule through August 2016 Here

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 15-year partnership, Texas Mutual Insurance Company, the state's leaning worker's compensation insurance company, has give to fund safety and health classes taught by experts at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute. health classes taught by experts at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute.

Safety Resources Website

Launch a feature-rich safety resources website provided by Texas Mutual Insurance Co. For more information about the Center for Risk Management at College of the Mainland, contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or email

From left Dr. Beth Lewis, COM President; Cindy Lewis, Director of the Gulf Coast Safety Institute; SeAlice Hemphill, Program Assistant at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute; and Jeremy Hanson of Texas Mutual Insurance.

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., La Marque, 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.

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