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Free professional classes on leadership, medical safety at COM

Success starts with supervisors. The Center for Risk Management will host two classes at no charge for leaders and safety professionals at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute: “The 8 Attributes of Character Defined in Great Leaders” on Nov. 7 and “Medical Surveillance” Nov. 21.  more »


Construction safety fair launched by GCSI

Each year construction workers are fatally injured primarily by four dangers – being struck by an object, being caught between objects, electrocutions and falls.  more »


Free accident investigation and environmental classes offered

The Center for Risk Management will host two free classes at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute in October: Advanced Accident Investigation Oct. 3 and Environmental Waste Management Oct. 17. more »


Free Incident Command System classes at COM

Emergencies arise at a moment’s notice, and the free Incident Command System (ICS) classes at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute will train personnel in government and private agencies in how to use ICS to coordinate their responses. more »


Free lunch and learn on temporary worker safety

Often overlooked, the safety of temporary staff is the responsibility of both employers and temporary staffing agencies. more »


Safety training honors Workers Memorial Day

The Gulf Coast Safety Institute will host a weeklong series of safety training in honor of Workers Memorial Day. The classes will be offered Monday, April 28, through Friday, May 2.  more »


Finding history on a golf course: Professor traces World War II vet's story

Gary Wilson is not only a history professor – he is an investigator. more »


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 »