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.

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Hearing Conservation

Friday, February 19, 2016
8 am - 5 pm

In this course a licensed audiologist will guide you in the practical approach to controlling noise and preserving hearing in the workplace. This course will discuss the principles of noise, noise measurement, engineering controls, hearing-protective devices and noise measurement equipment. It will also discuss how to determine the average standard threshold shift, temporary shift and short-term shift. This course will be taught by Johnny Sanders.

Mr. Sanders has been a practicing industrial audiologist since 1979. He has been instrumental in assisting industries of all types establish, implement, and maintain Hearing Loss Prevention Programs. He has many years of experience and knowledge in all components of a Hearing Conservation Program including: noise measurement, employee education, hearing protective devices, the audiometric monitoring program, reporting, OSHA/MSHA/FRA/DOD and other governmental agencies compliance requirements as well as medico-legal expertise of hearing loss claims.

Safety for Confined Space Entry

Friday, March 4, 2016
8 am - 5 pm

This course utilizes the OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146 permit-required confined space standard for general industry to show students how to maximize safety in a confined space. After completing this course students will understand the scope and application of OSHA’s confined-space entry standards, identify confined spaces and determine if they are permit required, develop and maintain permits, know the responsibilities of entrants, identify when to utilize alternate entry and reclassification procedures, understand the requirements of rescue and emergency services and understand the general use and limitations of related equipment.

Instructor: TBD

To Register:

Contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or download and print appropriate registration form/s. Form opens best with Internet Explorer or Safari. Form 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

Heat Stress Awareness 4/1/16 C. Lewis
Safety Audits 4/15/16 G. Smith
Hazardous Material Handling 5/6/16 J. Christy

Download the 2016 Class Schedule 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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