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Prepare for hurricane season and severe weather with NWS weather-spotting course

As hurricane season approaches, learn from a National Weather Service meteorologist how to spot severe weather and how to report sightings to the National Weather Service.  more »


Conflict resolution workshop teaches everyday skills

Conflicts and crises, though sometimes inevitable, do not have to splinter a workplace team. Learn how to handle communication hurdles and build a more solid group in the Verbal Defense and Influence class at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute March 26-28. more »


Free GCSI class on proposed workplace illness and injury prevention plan

In a moment, a workplace injury or illness can dramatically change a life. more »


Free small business lunch and learn tackles workplace hazards

Whether a business operates in a seemingly benign office or in a warehouse with a plethora of chemicals and equipment, hazards can lurk beneath the surface. Learn how to tackle hazards assessments and mitigate risks with the Small Business Safety and Health Center’s quarterly lunch and learn entitled, “Hazard Analysis” Feb. 13. more »


New OSHA rule demystified in free seminars

The federal work-safety overseer, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, recently proposed a new rule designed to improve workplaces’ injury and illness tracking, one of the most common causes of OSHA citations.  more »


Free crisis communications class at COM

When sirens blare onsite, no one’s first thought is what to say into a reporter’s microphone. As events unfold and rumors swirl, however, communicating the facts effectively to the public becomes crucial. more »


Free online course demystifies OSHA regulations for small business

As small business owners support our community’s economy, the Small Business Safety and Health Center of the Gulf Coast Safety Institute is creating innovative ways to support them.  more »


Gulf Coast Safety Institute receives $100K from Texas Mutual Insurance

Continuing a successful 13-year partnership, Texas Mutual Insurance Company has donated $100,000 to the College of the Mainland Gulf Coast Safety Institute.  more »


Lewis receives Distinguished Career Award

“I think the thing I’m most proud of is starting an association between safety and young workers. It was something I could do to make a difference,” said Lewis. more »