Center for Risk Management

Center for Risk Management

2017 Schedule thru August

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.

Class Schedule through August 2017 - Click Here

Call for Speakers - Click Here

Introduction to Environmental Regulations

Friday, May 19, 2017
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

This course will cover some of the basic concepts of a few of the core environmental regulations such as the Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund), Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and Toxic Substances Control Act ( TSCA). This course will be taught by Steve Laughlin.

Mr. Laughlin has over 20 years of experience in the Environmental Health and Safety Industry. He began his career working for a small solvent recovery firm and then moved to a full service facility. 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 activities such as emergency response, tank cleaning and removal, decontamination of process lines, and large remedial projects. His background and experience provide participants numerous examples of the regulations in a practical light increasing retention of the material. His engaging style and presentation create a program that is both enjoyable and educational.

New Trends in Safety Training

Friday, June 2, 2017
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Do your employees remember the training and safety meetings you provide them? Are you tired of saying the same things the same way? Then this is the course for you. Learn new fun, interactive ways to provide training and meetings. This class will give you tools and techniques to communicate effectively. This course will be taught by Bridgett Morales.

Bridgett Morales is an Executive VP and Co-Founder of Bloc Environmental Solutions. With over 20 years of experience working in training, education and safety in the petrochemical industry, she uses her compassion for people and enthusiasm for safety to help build a strong culture of safe workers within her company. Bridgett formerly trained at the Houston Area Safety Council and directed the corporate safety program. In 2013, Ms. Morales left the stability of an established company and along with 2 partners and formed Bloc Environmental Solutions. With Bloc Environmental, Bridgett has built on her safety foundation and expanded her role to marketing, overseeing environmental monitoring programs, third party audits and client retention.

To Register:

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 email to

The class is limited to 56 people. 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 back door located on the dock side of the building.

CEU certificates will be awarded to all participants who complete these courses.

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

6/07/17 OSHA's Final Rule on Respirable Crystalline Silica (Construction) M. Seymour
6/08/17 OSHA's Final Rule on Respirable Crystalline Silica (General Industry) M. Seymour
6/23/17 Root Cause Analysis T. Kirkpatrick

Download Class Schedule through August 2017 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 16-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.

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: 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.

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 Fridays 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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