GCSI Welcomes New Director

Freddy Susraita Jr.Alfred “Freddy” Sustaita is proud to serve as director of the Gulf Coast Safety Institute at College of the Mainland (COM). Before assuming his position at COM, Sustaita previously served for the last 15 years as the program director for Environmental Health and Safety Technology at San Jacinto College. 

Bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), Sustaita has previously served in a variety of professional roles including Mining and Reclamation Inspector with the Railroad Commission of Texas; Environmental, HAZMAT and HSE Coordinator with Kellogg Brown & Root; Environmental Permit Reviewer with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; Environmental, Health and Safety coordinator with Florida International University; and EHS Manager with Blakeman & Associates. 

A community college alum, Sustaita graduated from Alvin Community College before earning a bachelor’s degree in bioenvironmental science from Texas A&M University. Currently, he is pursuing a master’s degree in emergency and disaster management from American Military University. 

Prior to beginning his professional career, Sustaita worked in industrial and commercial construction while teaching a variety of EHS related courses.  Additionally, he also served 32 years in the Texas Army State Guard as a part-time guardsman and recently retired at the rank of colonel. 

In his new role, he looks forward to using his knowledge and insight to support robust safety and health training opportunities for workers, employers and the COM community.

Gulf Coast Safety Institute Classes and Events 

New Drone Pilot Test Prep Course Coming Soon!


UTA Classes at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute are returning in Spring 2022.

The Gulf Coast Safety Institute at the College of the Mainland is not an OSHA Training Institute Education Center, but serves as a Host-Training Organization for The University of Texas at Arlington OSHA Training Institute Education Center.

All University of Texas at Arlington classes being hosted at College of the Mainland have been moved to the College of the Mainland main campus at 1200 N. Amburn Rd. Texas City, TX in the Technical Vocational Building Room 1318 until further notice.

For more information and for registration for these classes please see  uta.edu/ded/osha

For questions, please email osha@uta.edu or call (866) 906-9190.