Center for Risk Management

JUST ANNOUNCED - 2015 Spring Schedule Available HERE 


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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.

Download the 2014 Class Schedule (Click Here)


Upcoming NO-COST Safety Classes 


The 8 Attributes of Character Defined in Leaders
Friday, November 7, 2014, 8 am - 5 pm
Gulf Coast Safety Institute, Room 112/114 

Your ability to lead people is critical to your success!  There are common attributest hat define“Character” required to be a great leader.These attributes are critical for the success of any EHS Professional.  Your ability to develop these attributes and actively utilize them in various situations will help ensure your success.  This course discusses each attribute, the application in the workplace supported by real life stories and examples.  By actively building on these attributes, you can develop into a stronger leader and ultimately have success personally and professionally.

Instructor: Denis Baker currently serves as the Vice President, Health, Safety and Environmental for Flogistix LP.  He has over 25 years of experience in HS&E.  Prior to Flogistix, Mr. Baker held the position of Chemical Business Group Team Leader, Health and Safety for The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.  He has extensive experience in the development and implementation of world-class HS&E programs.  He has worked in multiple industries including manufacturing, chemical, construction and oil and gas.  


Medical Surveillance
Friday, November 21, 2014, 8 am - 5 pm
Gulf Coast Safety Institute, Room 112/114 

Occupational medical surveillance is required under many of the OSHA chemical specific regulations. This course will cover the aspects of  how to develop a basic medical surveillance program for routine testing and monitoring using hazard analysis and industrial hygiene monitoring results. We’ll discuss pre-employment exams, routine testing, medical recordkeeping, post exposure testing and NIOSH recommendations for other medical surveillance not specifically covered by OSHA standards. Additional topics may include the development of company related occupational exposure limits.
Instructor: Cindy L. Lewis is Director of the Gulf Coast Safety Institute, College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX. As Director, Lewis oversees the 4 “Centers of Excellence” within the Institute and is an OSHA Challenge Program Administrator. An ASSE member since 1996, she has held the offices of V.P. of Membership Services and President of the Gulf Coast Chapter. Lewis’ Region III leadership roles have included Deputy Regional Vice President, Region III PDC Chair and Regional Treasurer. Nationally, she was a member of the Strategic Planning, Professional Development Conference, and Public Relations Committees and is currently the Chair of the Training & Communication Branch.
To register: Contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or or complete the Registration Form. Registration form opens best in Internet Explorer. 



For more information, please contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or email Registration is limited to 56 people per class. Walk-ins will not be accepted due to the limitation of classroom size.  


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.

Cancellation 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

The 8 Attributes of Character Defined in Great Leaders November 7, 2014 D. Baker
Medical Surveillance November 21, 2014 C. Lewis
Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica December 5, 2014 M. Seymour

Download the 2014 Class Schedule (Click Here)


Who can benefit from these classes?

  • Human resources personnel
  • Safety trainers/personnel
  • Physical plant directors
  • Health personnel
  • Office personnel
  • All workers

Due to limited available space, we recommend registering early. CEU certificates will be awarded to all participants who complete these courses.

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!"

Safety Resources Website

Launch a feature-rich safety resources website provided by Texas Mutual Insurance Co.

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The Center for Risk Management at College of the Mainland receives a generous grant from

Texas Mutual Insurance Company 

For more information about the Center for Risk Management at College of the Mainland, contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or email


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., LaMarque, 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.