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 Summer Schedule - Click Here Call for Speakers - Click Here

Refer A Friend!

That’s right folks! Any current student can become eligible by referring one friend (new student). If both individuals register, attend and complete a Risk Management class within the calendar month, the referring student's name will be included in a drawing for a chance to win a $25 dollar gift certificate to a popular restaurant, Movie Theater, or some other entertainment venue. To indicate referring student's name please use the space provided located at the bottom of the registration form. Winners will be notified by email and phone. So come on get the word out and get registered today!


Upcoming Safety Classes (At No-Cost)

Contractor Safety

Friday, August 7, 2015, 8 am - 5 pm
Gulf Coast Safety Institute, Room 112

Contractor safety is an area that can make or break your safety culture. This course will cover the ways to improve a contractor safety program to reduce injuries, improve communication and maintain good client/contractor relations. Topics covered include contractor selection and onsite management.
This class will be taught by Greg Smith.

Greg Smith, CSP, is a principal and co-founder of Vector Risk and Safety, LLC. Greg has more than 30 years of experience in the safety field working in both construction and general industry environments. He holds both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Hygiene and Safety from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, and the designation of Certified Safety Professional from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.


Personal Protective Equipment

Friday, August 21, 2015, 8 am - 5 pm
Gulf Coast Safety Institute, Room 112

This course covers types, selection, maintenance and care of personal protective equipment in the workplace. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to describe the proper use of the various types of PPE commonly found in general industry, identify the level of protection that a user is provided when wearing specific types of PPE, and discuss the general maintenance and care techniques used for various PPE. This class will be taught by Bill Young.

Bill Young, CIH, CSP, currently serves as a Safety, Health, and Environmental Manager for Spill Response and Emergency Preparedness at NASA JSC. He holds both a B.A. in Biology, and M.S. in Industrial Hygiene. Bill has managed Emergency Response Teams for Fire, Hazmat Rescue and First Aid. He has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Clear Lake for twenty years, where during his tenure he has developed and instructed Personal Protective Equipment, Hazardous Materials, Emergency Management, Industrial Ventilation and Principles of Safety Courses.


To Register:

Contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or download and print Registration Form. Form can be return by fax, 409-933-8027 or email, riskmanagement@com.edu.

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

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 riskmanagement@com.edu. On the day of the class you can get assistance by calling (409) 933-8162.


Upcoming Safety Classes

Introduction to Environmental Regulations 09/11/15 S. Laughlin
Introduction to Process Safety Management 09/25/15 S. Jackson
Accident Investigation 09/25/15 S. Walker

Download the 2015 Class Schedule (Click 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 riskmanagement@com.edu.





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 riskmanagement@com.edu 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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