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 August - Click Here


Call for Speakers - Click Here

Worker's Compensation

Friday, July 8, 2016
8 am - 5 pm

Do you understand Worker's Compensation? If not come learn from an industry's safety expert. In this course you will learn Workers' Compensation (Comp.) 101; updates for Workers' Comp Law, how Workers' Comp differ from state to state, temporary income benefits, how percent disability translate into compensation for the injured, the criteria/formula for denying a claim, rules for Long Shoreman, how to understand the Owner Insurance Program, how to calculate salary for lost wages, Understanding Maximum Medical Improvement, and Back to Work Policies are utilized. This class will be taught by Cassandra Dillon.

Cassandra Dillon, MS, CESCO, SHEP, CSSM has over 20 years experience in the fields of industrial engineering, environmental, risk management, occupational safety and health. Her areas of expertise include consulting in the areas of transportation, warehousing/distribution, manufacturing, oil and gas. Also, as an Adjunct Professor and Consultant, Ms. Dillon lectures in the areas of emergency planning, environmental systems, logistics, engineering, risk management, safety, oil and gas.


Safety Management During Emergency Operations

Friday, July 22, 2016
8 am - 5 pm

During emergency operations the opportunities for severe hazards increase. If safe behaviors and conditions don’t already exist within a safety culture, injuries and operational losses can occur when danger and time constraints increase. This course defines safety culture development and its benefits. It also covers management structures, such as the Incident Command System, and how they relate to workplace safety. This course is a must-have for both safety professionals and emergency managers. This course will be taught by Cory Worden.

Cory Worden has worked in the development, implementation, and management of Safety, Health, Environmental, Emergency Management, and Training programs for over ten years and has a wealth of experience in the military, private industry, municipal government, and healthcare. He is currently the Manager of System Safety with the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System.


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, riskmanagement@com.edu.

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, riskmanagement@com.edu. 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

Electrical Regulations Governing Safe Work Places 8/5/16 C. Lewis
Nuts & Bolts of Industrial Hygiene 8/19/16 T. Holowaty
How to Create and Manage an Effective Back to Work Program 9/2/16 Dr. Sandesara

Download Class Schedule through August 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 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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