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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Call for Speakers (Click here)

Upcoming Safety Classes (At No-Cost)

National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) Overview

Friday, April 10, 2015, 8 am - 5 pm
Gulf Coast Safety Institute, Room 112

This course provides a basic introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS). Participants will explore key concepts and principles of NIMS and the history, features, principles and organizational structure of ICS. This course will cover elements of ICS-100, ICS-200 and IS-700.  This class will be taught by Niki Bender.

Niki Bender, MPA,  is a credentialed All-Hazards Planning Section Chief and a NIMS ICS All-Hazards instructor for the public sector. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston - honors College and Master of Public Administration degree with a specialization in emergency management from the University of North Texas.


Safety & Health Idea Exchange

Friday, April 24, 2015, 8 am - 5 pm
Gulf Coast Safety Institute, Room 112

The best ideas for improving your safety and health management system, getting employees involved and improving your training usually come from those who have done it themselves. This class gives you the chance to brag on your company by discussing a best practice with other attendees. Share at the meeting or simply listen to gain new ideas. This course will be facilitated by Cindy Lewis and the presentations will be given by representatives from Univar-ChemCare, DB Consulting, Inc. (at JSC-NASA), L&M Technologies (at JSC-NASA), the Gulf Coast Safety Institute, NCS, and Metal Coatings, Inc. Those who want to explain their best practices and ideas should contact SeAlice Hemphill at to sign up.

As director, Cindy Lewis oversees the 4 “Centers of Excellence” within the Institute and is an OSHA Challenge Program Administrator. Before working with the Gulf Coast Safety Institute Lewis held the positions of Industrial Hygienist for KBR, Safety Manager for Anheuser Busch, Inc. and SHE Manager for Cooper Energy Services where she was responsible for worker’s compensation and OSHA recordkeeping for 16 facilities across the U.S., Canada and South America. 

As an American Society of Safety Engineers member since 1996, she is currently the Administrator of the Training & Communication Practice Specialty and has held the offices of V.P. of Membership Services and President of the Gulf Coast Chapter, Deputy Regional Vice President- Region III, Region III PDC Chair and Regional Treasurer. Nationally, she was a member of the Strategic Planning, Professional Development Conference, and Public Relations Committees. 


To Register: 

Contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or download and print Registration Form. 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

Improving Your Respiratory Protection Programs   May 8, 2015 E. Parsons
Hazard Communication - How Does Your Program Measure Up?      May 29, 2015   T. Holowaty
Culture Change: Winning Hearts & Minds For Safe Behavior   June 12, 2015 C. Worden

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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