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)

What's An OSHA?

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

OSHA's main mission is to prevent the occurrence of workplace illness, injury and death by regulating safety and health guidelines that business must follow. Failure to follow the guidelines set up by OSHA may result in citations and fines. After completion of this training, the attendees will be able to: discuss the history and mission of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration; identify the various industries covered by OSHA regulations; discuss the OSHA investigation process; utilize the OSHA website as a tool to locate regulations and determine applicability of requirements based on task or hazard; find “Letters of Interpretation” and “Compliance Directives” that provide guidance needed to make decisions regarding regulatory issues, and to develop/implement a compliant safety program. This class will be taught by Jim Christy.

After 12 years of honorable service as a Marine, Jim Christy entered industry in 1985 as a Security Administrator with collateral Safety duties. He relocated to Houston as Safety Representative on the Shuttle program in January 1986, and got his Bachelor of Science Degree in Safety from the University of Clear Lake in 1989. Spanning 30 years of Environmental Health Safety (EHS) experience, he has over 20 years in corporate staff positions. Mr. Christy is currently a Safety, Quality, and Environmental Manager for L&M Technologies at Johnson Space Center and L&M’s Corporate Safety Officer.

An ASSE member since 1989 and a CSP since 1992, key assignments have included: Corporate EHS auditor and incident investigator, Area EHS Manager (for 43 sites in 10 states), EHS Function Lead supporting multiple business units, safety representative on Corporate-level committees (domestic and international), and Safety Officer for the Astronaut Training Facility.

4 Pillars of Excellence

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

Through lecture and class activities, this course will identify the four pillars to achieving safety excellence. This course is designed to provide a basis for each pillar, explain concepts to successful implementation, discuss outcomes and provide examples. This class will be taught by Denis Baker.

Denis Baker currently serves as the Vice President of Health, Safety and Environmental for Flogistix. Prior to Flogistix, Baker held the position of Chemical Business Group Team Leader, Health and Safety for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. He has extensive experience in the development and implementation of world-class Health, Safety and Environmental programs.

Baker holds a Bachelors of Science in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University and is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and a Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).

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.

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

Contractor Safety 08/07/15 G. Smith
Personal Protective Equipment 08/21/15 B. Young
Introduction to Environmental Regulations 09/11/15 B. Young

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

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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