Center for Risk Management

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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.

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Next Free Safety Classes


Hearing Loss Prevention, Noise Surveys and Recordable STS's
Friday, July 25, 2014, 8 am - 5 pm
Gulf Coast Safety Institute, Room 112/114

In this class course, we will discuss the principles of noise, noise measurement, engineering controls, in depth analysis of hearing protective devices, and noise measurement equipment. We will also determine when a standard threshold shift (STS) is recordable. 

Instructor: Johnny Sanders has been a practicing industrial audiologist since 1979. He has been instrumental in assisting industries of all types establish, implement, and maintain Hearing Loss Prevention Programs. He has many years of experience and knowledge in all components of a Hearing Conservation Program including: noise measurement, employee education, hearing protective devices, the audiometric monitoring program, reporting, OSHA/MSHA/FRA/DOD and other governmental agencies compliance requirements as well as medico-legal expertise of hearing loss claims.


Focusing on Safety Will Increase Profibility
Friday, August 8, 2014, 8 am - 5 pm
Gulf Coast Safety Institute, Room 112/114

As we grow in an ever changing world, we are easily blinded by the overshadowing of sales pitches and “industry specialists” using safety as a blanket to confuse others for their own personal gain. This class will focus on better understanding the overall picture of the industry and asking the question why? After the completion of this class, participants should have a better understanding of the key drivers within the industry which will allow them to coach others in the path of: Safety, Quality, and Production.

Instructor: Cody Rosier is the Corporate Safety Manager for Innovative Turnaround Controls with responsibility for environmental health and safety programs and corporate initiatives across the US. Cody has worked in environmental health and safety for companies such as Stork, Ohmstede, T-Rex and others on a global scale and has years of experience in chemical manufacturing and the oil and gas industry (on-shore and off-shore).

He specializes in EHS compliance and driving a pro-active EHS culture. He has been responsible for EHS compliance for several plant turnarounds during his career as well as reorganization and restructuring of safety departments. Cody holds numerous certifications in the EHS field and regularly delivers lectures regarding the building of a true safety culture as well as bridging the gap between safety and production.


To register:  Contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or complete the appropriate registration forms and send to Registration forms open best in Internet Explorer. 

Hearing Loss Prevention, Noise Surveys & Recordable STS's - Registration Form

Focusing on Safety Will Increase Profitability - Registration Form


For more information, please contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or email Registration is limited to 50 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

Focusing on Safety Will Increase Profitability August 8, 2014 C. Rosier
Nuts & Bolts of Industrial Hygiene August 22, 2014 T. Holowaty
High Reliability Safety Program Development September 5, 2014 C. Worden


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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.