Center for Risk Management

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.

NEW!!! Course Schedule Through August 2018 - Download Here

Fleet Safety and Vehicle Risk Mitigation (NON-DOT)

Friday, May 18
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Participants in this course will be able to use the ANSI/ASSE Z15, Safe Practices for Motor Vehicle Operations, to develop a concrete action plan to reduce their drivers' and company's risks, especially pertaining to the risks of non-DOT drivers. This course will also discuss insurance and risk management, driver behavioral motivations, metrics, and partnering with local authorities. This class will be taught by Leslie McGaha.

Leslie McGaha is a Health, Safety and Environmental Coordinator in the corporate offices of Southwestern Energy. Since coming to Houston in 2007, Leslie has been an active member of the ASSE after leaving Fort Hood in central Texas. Ms. McGaha's experience includes fleet safety, general duty and construction safety, industrial hygiene, security and emergency response, environmental compliance, risk management and insurance and contractor management.

This class is limited to 55 attendees.

Disaster Preparedness: Lessons Learned from Major Storms Katrina, Rita, and Harvey

Friday, June 1
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Natural disasters are inevitable. It's impossible to always have the ability to predict an occurrence or an incident. Disaster preparedness is crucial to both safety and emergency management because it saves lives and protects property in these situations. This class provides an overview of the history and science of disasters; major incidence reporting, planning, mitigation, action and the recovery roles of state, federal, local and volunteer organizations. There will also be lessons learned workshops from hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and Harvey. This class is taught by Sherrie Wilson

Sherrie Wilson has owned and operated Emergency Management Resources, a premier American Heart Association Training Center that serves the US, providing Basic, Pediatric, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) as well as Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Programs. Alongside Ms. Wilson's personal business, she also volunteers her time as a leader & educator for the AHA in Russia, India, England and Mexico. Additionally, Ms. Sherrie Wilson is an OSHA instructor who delivers safety and health training for business and industry.

This class is limited to 55 attendees.

To Register for any Risk Management Class:

Contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or download and print the registration form. The form opens best with Internet Explorer or Safari and can be returned by fax to 409-933-8027 or emailed to

Walk-in registrations will not be 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, please contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or For assistance on the day of the class please call 409-933-8162.

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.

Upcoming Safety Classes

6/15/18 Organizational Challenges and Tactics for Safety D. Lloyd
6/15/18 Construction Site Awareness N. Stuart
7/13/18 How to Create and Manage an Effective Return-to-Work Program

P. Sandesara

Download Class Schedule through August 2018 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 18-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.

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 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 weeks before the presentation date.

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