Center for Risk Management

Center for Risk Management 

2015 Summer Schedule Now Available

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 Spring/Summer Schedule - Click Here 
     Call for Speakers - Click Here



Upcoming Safety Classes (At No-Cost)

Improving Your Respiratory Protection Program

Friday, May 8, 2015, 8 am - 5 pm
Gulf Coast Safety Institute, Room 112

Respiratory protection programs do not have to be complicated. This class covers OSHA standard requirements, how to develop your respirator cartridge change-out schedule, and how to avoid typical pitfalls that could result in an OSHA citation. This class will be taught by Ed Parsons.

Ed Parsons is an Outreach Coordinator with the Gulf Coast Safety Institute, College of the Mainland.  He joined the institute in August 2014 and has been involved in development of online safety and occupational health training curriculum for small business owners and supervisors, delivery of OSHA 10 and 30 hour outreach training, delivery of Risk Management Institute training, and assisting with administration of the OSHA Challenge Program through safety and health management system progress review and training. 

Ed served five years as an industrial hygienist with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, conducting inspections of workplaces for compliance with General Industry, Maritime and Construction regulations.  His experience includes fatality investigations, development of significant cases in excess of $100,000 and issuance of Willful and Serious citations when necessary to protect workers from hazards. Parsons is a 1984 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and a 1993 graduate of the University of South Florida, College of Public Health, earning a Master of Science in Industrial Hygiene and Safety Management.  

Hazard Communication - How Does Your Program Measure Up?

Friday, May 29, 2015, 8 am - 5 pm
Gulf Coast Safety Institute, Room 112

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals has been in effect for more than a year now in the revised Hazardous Communications (HazCom) standard. Does your HazCom program meet the new OSHA standard and are your employees trained to meet the new requirements? Learn how your program measures up to the new GHS. This class will be taught by Toby Holowaty.

Toby Holowaty is a certified safety professional and industrial hygienist that has more than 30 years experience in safety, industrial hygiene, environmental safety and training. Holowaty currently serves as the Safety, Health and Environmental manager for the Bio-astronautics Contract at NASA's Johnson Space Center.  He is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and American Industrial Hygiene Association. Mr. Holowaty has also assisted OSHA Region VI as a Special Government Employee on Voluntary Protection Programs site evaluations. 

To Register: 

Contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or download and print Registration Form. Return by fax, 409-933-8027 or email,

For more information, please contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or email Registration is limited to 56 people per class. Walk-in's will not be accepted due to the limitation of classroom size. CEU certificates will be awarded to all participants who complete these courses.

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

Culture Change: Winning Hearts & Minds For Safe Behavior    June 12, 2015 C. Worden
Rock Your World - Health & Fitness Training      June 26, 2015   S. Wilson
What's An OSHA?  July 10, 2015 J. Christi

Download the 2015 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


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.

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.

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