Center for Risk Management

Center for Risk Management

2015 Fall 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.

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Accident Investigation

Friday, October 9, 2015, 8 am - 5 pm
Gulf Coast Safety Institute, Room 112

In this course students will gain a better understanding of the theory of accidents, including the domino theory and multiple causation, the use of interview techniques to collect data, how to determine causal factors and recommendations, perform an events/causal factors analysis and cause and effect charts. This course will be taught by JEffrey S. Oakley, Ph.D., CSP.

Jeff Oakley, Ph.D., CSP, has over 20 years in Occupational Safety and Health, with degrees in Safety, Industrial Engineering, and Public Health. He is the author of two books for the Department of Energy and Author of “Accident Investigation Techniques”, published by the American Society of Safety Engineers which was recently revised with a second edition. He is currently the Department Chair of the Occupational Safety and Health Program at College of the Mainland and owner/consultant for The Safety Edge, LLC.

Organizational Challenges and Tactics For Safety Communication

Friday, October 23, 2015, 8 am - 5 pm
Gulf Coast Safety Institute, Room 112

Safety does not have to involve costly investments in detailed procedures, protective measures and equipment. Much of an effective safety and health program lies in communicating and collaborating with coworkers to understand workplace threats and seek safer ways of doing business. This course explores the challenges leaders and safety and health representatives face and addresses the organizational issues affecting the work environment. The course reviews conditions that promote risk and how to recognize and confront organizational barriers and at-risk behaviors. It offers practical approaches for making decisions associated with safety and managing risk. This course will be taught by David Loyd.

Over the course of David Loyd’s career, he has performed assessments of safety and quality programs at 6 different NASA Centers. In addition, he has collaborated with industries such as Shell, Exxon-Mobile, Dow, Deloitte, Cobalt, and Entergy concerning high-consequence risk management, safety culture measurement, and employee training strategies. Since 2008, David has also been serving as an adjunct instructor with the Gulf Coast Safety Institute at the College of the Mainland in Texas City, TX. He instructs students in Physical Hazard Control, and Safety Program Management.

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,

Maximum seating is 56 people per class. Walk-in's will not be accepted due to the limitation of classroom size.

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

Surviving Violent Encounters 11/06/15 P. Harrell
How to Improve Your Company's Driver Safety Program 11/20/15 A. Kuzmar
Focus on Safety to Increase Profitability 12/04/15 C. Rosier

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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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