Center for Risk Management

Center for Risk Management

2017 Schedule Through August

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 internal training.

Class Schedule through August 2017 - Click Here

Call for Speakers - Click Here

OSHA Recordkeeping

Friday, July 21

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

This course will cover a review of the requirements for recording injuries or illnesses on your OSHA Log 300 through case studies and a workshop where you’ll get to improve your skills in identifying recordable incidents. Discussion of the latest updates to the OSHA standard and proposed changes will also be discussed. This class will be taught by Cindy Lewis

Cindy L. Lewis is Director of the Gulf Coast Safety Institute, College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX. As Director, Lewis oversees the “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.

Bloodborne Pathogens:Disease Transmission Prevention

Friday, August 8

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Exposure to blood and bodily fluids is quite common in the workplace - not just in the healthcare environment. However, preventing the spread of bloodborne pathogens should be of utmost concern to every worker. This course will provide participants with the knowledge to identify bloodborne pathogens and to protect against exposure. Additionally, we will focus on OSHA requirements in 29 CFR 1910.1030, exposure and health effects, controls and post-exposure actions. This class will be taught by Poorvi Sandesara.

Dr. Sandesara has an impressive educational background which includes undergraduate research on microbial DNA and a bachelor’s degrees in microbiology, human biology, and nursing. In 2010, she achieved her Doctorate in Chiropractic. Her well-rounded background has proven to be beneficial in recognizing various health conditions and incorporating this knowledge into daily practice.

To Register:

Contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or download and print the registration form. The form opens best with Internet Explorer or Safari and can be returned by fax to 409-933-8027 or email to

The class is limited to 56 people. Walk-in registrations will not be accepted. The doors open at 7:30 a.m. for class check-in. The class will begin promptly at 8 a.m. and late arrivals will not be admitted after 8:15 a.m. Please enter the building at the back door located on the dock side of the building.

CEU certificates will be awarded to all participants who complete these courses.

Cancelation Policy: Please give at least 24 hours' 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 class, please contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or For assistance on the day of the class please call 409-933-8162.

To Find Our Location:

From Houston - Take I-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 second entrance to the Glenway Plaza Mall. There is a "College of the Mainland" sign on the fence on each side of the driveway.

Upcoming Safety Classes

8/18/17 Improving Your Respiratory Protection Program S. Robertson
9/8/17 Severe Weather Safety B. French
9/22/17 OSHA's Safety and Health Management Guidelines C. Dillion

Download Class Schedule through August 2017 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 16-year partnership, Texas Mutual Insurance Company,
the state's leading worker's compensation insurance company, has given $100,000 to fund safety and 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: Mary Amelang, Vice President for Institutional Advancement; SeAlice Hemphill, Program Assistant at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute; Cindy Lewis, Director of the Gulf Coast Safety Institute; Dr. James Templer, Vice President of Instruction; Woody Hill, Texas Mutual Insurance; and Wayne Faircloth, Texas House of Representatives.

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 Fridays 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 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 weeks before the presentation date.

If you have any questions, please contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365.

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