Center for Risk Management

Center for Risk Management

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.

2015 Spring Schedule Available

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Upcoming Safety Classes (At No-Cost)

Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems

Friday, March 6, 2015, 8 am - 5 pm
Gulf Coast Safety Institute, Room 112

This course will describe the ISO 45001 (Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems) a standard that is currently being developed by an international committee (PC-283) previews the content of the early drafts of the standard and how it might compare to existing international standards and US consensus standards.   An overview of the ISO standards development process and the projected schedule for the completion of the ISO 45001 will be presented as a well. This class will be taught by Mike Seymour.

Mike. Seymour has over 30 years’ experience in controlling occupational safety and health hazards using engineering methods and personal protective equipment.  Mr. Seymour worked as a consultant and contractor for OSHA since 1979, joined the Agency as an employee in 1999 and retired in 2012. As the first Director of OSHA’s Office of Technological Feasibility and Acting Deputy Director of OSHA’s Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Mr. Seymour proved an accomplished project manager responsible for the Agency’s highest priority standards projects.


NFPA 70E - 1015 Updates

Friday, March 27, 2015, 8 am - 5 pm
Gulf Coast Safety Institute, Room 112

This class will walk learners through an overview of the recent changes in NFPA-70E 2015 and provide an explanation on how they affect the employer and employee. We will also take a look at the recent changes in OSHA 29CFR1910.269 and discuss the relationship between the two.  Learners should expect to leave this class with a better understanding of their responsibilities and how each of these standards can be applied in the workers environment. This class will be taught by Kyle Kirkpatrick.

Kyle Kirkpatrick is the Director of Environmental, Health and Safety at Shermco Industries, an international electrical service company based in Dallas, Texas.  Mr. Kirkpatrick has over 30 years of experience in safety program management in both the service and construction industries having previously served as Safety and Risk Director and Mission Critical Safety Manger positions.  Having completed the VPP Excellence in Safety Certificate Program from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, he successfully led the Shermco Industries initiative to be recommended for VPP Star Status by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.



To Register: 

Contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or download and print the registration form HERE. 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

National Incident Systems (NIMS) & Incident Command Systems (ICS)   April 10, 2015 N. Bender
Safety and Health Exchange Ideas      April 24, 2015   C. Lewis
Improving Your Respiratory Protection Programs  May 8, 2015 E. Parsons

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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