Center for Risk Management

Center for Risk Management

2016 Spring 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.

Class Schedule through December - Click Here

Call for Speakers - Click Here

How to Create and Manage an Effective Back-To-Work Program

Friday, September 02, 2016
8 am - 5 pm

Return-to-work programs have traditionally been used to reduce workers compensation costs. However, they offer additional benefits such as an improvement in productivity, a boost in employee morale and the prevention of costly turnover within an organization. This course will focus on building return-to-work and transitional duty programs. This class will be taught by Dr. Sandesara.

Dr. Sandesara was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Her impressive educational background includes undergraduate research on microbial DNA and Bachelor’s degrees in Microbiology, Human Biology, and Nursing. In 2010, she achieved her Doctorate in Chiropractic. Her well-rounded background has proven to be beneficial in recognizing various health conditions and incorporating this knowledge into daily practice. Dr. Sandesara continues to broaden her resources to bring the best quality care to her patients. She currently holds a certification as a National Medical Examiner and Webster Practitioner

Are You a team Player or A Player?

Friday, September 16, 2016
8 am - 5 pm

Teamwork is critical to the success of all organizations. But what does it take to be an effective team player? This course will identify the characteristics every safety professional must model to be an essential team player. By adopting these characteristics, you will have greater influence within your organization, ultimately creating a sustainable safety culture. When you become aware of these qualities and learn to use them in your daily interactions with employees, you will add value to the organization and achieve your goals and objectives. Attendees will learn the importance of teamwork, the benefits of being a team player and how being a team player will increase personal influence with others. This class will be taught by Dennis Baker.

Mr. Baker currently serves as the Vice President of 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.

To Register:

Contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or download and print Registration Form. Form opens best with Internet Explorer or Safari and can be returned by fax, 409-933-8027 or email,

Class is limited to 56 people. Walk in registrations will not be accepted.

For more information, please contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or email, 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.

Cancelation 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

Fleet Safety & Risk Mitigation 9/30/16 L. McGaha
Introduction to Process Safety Management 10/14/16 B. Wehnes
Walking/Working Safety 10/28/16 G. Njoku

Download Class Schedule through December 2016 Here

Who can benefit from these classes?

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

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!"

Continuing a 15-year partnership, Texas Mutual Insurance Company, the state's leaning worker's compensation insurance company, has give to fund safety and health classes taught by experts at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute. health classes taught by experts at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute.

Safety Resources Website

Launch a feature-rich safety resources website provided by Texas Mutual Insurance Co. For more information about the Center for Risk Management at College of the Mainland, contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or email

From left Dr. Beth Lewis, COM President; Cindy Lewis, Director of the Gulf Coast Safety Institute; SeAlice Hemphill, Program Assistant at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute; and Jeremy Hanson of Texas Mutual Insurance.

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., La Marque, 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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