Gulf Coast Safety Institute

Gulf Coast Safety Institute

The Gulf Coast Safety Institute was established in 2007 to provide safety and health training and education to workers and employers. Additionally, the Gulf Coast Safety Institute is an OSHA Challenge Program Administrator mentoring over 50 companies in improving their Safety and Health Management System to potentially achieve OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program STAR status.

The Gulf Coast Safety Institute currently operates three Centers of Excellence:


Upcoming Classes & Events

Event: Fall Protection Forum
Date: Thursday, May 26th, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


OSHA 10 Hour - General Industry in English
Tuesday - Friday, 5/3/2016 - 5/5/2016, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

This course meets the OSHA 10-hour outreach requirements. Students who successfully pass the course will receive a completion certificate on-site and an OSHA 10-hour card. This training teaches entry-level general industry workers about their rights and employer responsibilities and how to identify, prevent and abate job-related hazards. Training topics include an introduction to OSHA, personal protective equipment, walking and working surfaces, fall protection, emergency action plans, exit routes, fire prevention plans, electrical safety, hazard communication, machine guarding and materials handling. This class will be Ed Parsons.

Ed Parsons is the Outreach Program Coordinator and an OSHA Outreach Trainer at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute. Parsons served five years as an industrial hygienist with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, conducting inspections of workplaces for compliance with General Industry, Maritime and Construction regulations. Parsons is a 1984 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a 1993 graduate of the University of South Florida, College of Public Health.

All classes are presented at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute located at 320 Delany Road, La Marque, TX 77568.

Student check-in will begin at 5:30 p.m.

To Register:

Download and print Registration Form. Form can be returned by email or fax, gcsi@com.edu; 409.933.8027. Form opens best with Internet Explorer or Safari.

Class is limited to 40 people. Walk in registrations will not be accepted.
For more information contact us at gcsi@com.edu or 409-933-8162.


OSHA 10-hr Construction Training in Spanish and again in English
BothTaught by Texas Department of Insurance At No-Cost

Spanish: 5/3/2016, 8:30 a.m. to 5:10 p.m and 5/4/2016, 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
English: 5/5/2016, 8:30 a.m. to 5:10 p.m and 5/6/2016, 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

The OSHA 10-hr Construction Training is a two-day event. Attendance on both days is required for credit. It is on a first come, first served basis and space is limited.

This training program is designed as a general orientation course to provide construction workers information about their employers' responsibilities, how to file a complaint and how to identify, abate, avoid, and prevent job-related hazards on a construction site. Emphasis is on accident prevention.

All training materials, including the participants' books and handouts, will be provided at the training center. All persons completing the ten hours will receive an OSHA course completion card within 2-6 weeks.

For more information download flyers below:

OSHA 10-hr Construction Training in Spanish (5/3 & 5/4)
OSHA 10-hr Construction Training in English (5/5 & 5/6)

To Register:

All students must register with Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) prior to the start of class. For more information and to register contact Denise Carmody TDI at 512-804-4610 or safetytraining@tdi.texas.gov.

All classes are presented at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute located at 320 Delany Road, La Marque, TX 77568.


Houston Fall Prevention Safety Day
Tuesday, 5/3/16, 12:00 (noon) – 4:00 p.m.

Hosted by: TNT Crane & Rigging - Free Event!
925 South Loop West, Houston, Texas 77054

To support OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction, Houston South Area Office OSHA U.S. Department of Labor, Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston, American Subcontractors Association-Houston Chapter, Gulf Coast Safety Institute/College of the Mainland, and Scaffold & Access Industry Association have aligned to offer the Houston area construction industry an afternoon of presentations and demonstrations to assist in preventing falls. Houston Fall Prevention Safety Day.

Who Should Attend Houston Fall Prevention Safety Day?
Owners, managers, general contractors, safety directors, sub contractors and workers who are in the construction industry will find value in this complimentary event.

Attendees will take away valuable safety measures to implement in their daily safety routine. All attendees will receive an entry for a chance to win door prizes. Food and drinks will be provided during the demonstration portion of the program.

Register at www.houstonfallprevention.com

Download flyer HERE.


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