Center for Risk Management

Center for Risk Management

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.

Upcoming Classes

The Gulf Coast Safety Institute is proud to celebrate our 20th Anniversary of the Center for Risk Management. The Center of Risk Management is sponsored by a generous grant from Texas Mutual Insurance Company.

Help us celebrate by attending one (or all) of our summer events.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 0.7 CEUS will be awarded for each day.

All Conferences are being held at the COM Conference Center, located at 1200 N. Amburn Rd. Texas City, TX.

Construction Safety Conference
June 21, 2019

Keynote Speaker

Everything you Do IMPACTS Someone!

Randy Royall will share his personal intimate story of how one person can go from having so much to losing almost everything in a split second. Randy will have you laughing, crying and wanting more. His message is simple; Everything You Do IMPACTS Someone!

Randy is a professional auctioneer, professional emcee, identical twin, devoted father and husband, 35+ year safety professional and a fall survivor. His greatest accomplishments are his successful children and having the best wife in the world for the past 35 years. Randy has shared his story to over one million people over the past eight years.

Track 1: Heat-Illness Prevention

10 am - 3 pm (lunch from 12 - 1 pm)

University of Houston Clear Lake (UHCL) is providing FREE heat-illness prevention training. Registration is limited to 40 people.

Benefits of attending:

Free training from qualified experts
Be able to train current workers and future new hires.
Free training materials (digital files) including: PowerPoint slides with videos and case studies incorporated, handouts for workers, assessment tests for workers, post-training survey.
Materials are in English and Spanish

The trainings and materials were produced under grant number SH-05032-SH8 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Track 2: Fall Prevention Strategies

10:00 am
Fall Protection Equipment is Great! (Unless You Misuse It):
Tips, Tricks & Pitfalls.
Nolan Miller, PE, CSP, Principal/Project Manager, LJB, Inc.

Fall protection equipment is the most visible aspect of a fall protection program, and it can be the most costly as well. Unfortunately, these investments can be essentially poured down the drain when workers misuse, “cheat,” or ignore the intended use of the equipment. This presentation covers some of the most common fall protection equipment misuse topics, including best practices for leading edge work. After showing what the misuse looks like, the presenter will provide recommendations on how to overcome these challenges on the job site.

11:00 am
Don't be a Fall Protection Dummy! Chris Rohlfs, HD Supply/White Cap

We all know that fall protection equipment, if worn correctly, can save a life. The problem is that some people don't follow their training on how to wear the equipment. When this happens employees are at a greater risk for harm if they were to fall. This session will cover the do's and don'ts of wearing fall protection and tips for how to get your employees to understand what happens when they don't. This presentation will include a demonstration of what might happen.

Track 3: Construction Hot Topics

10:00 am
Confined Spaces:Safe Entry or Not? John Cherry, 3C Asset Management, LLC

What is the difference between a permit required and non-permit required confined space? What are the hazards that a worker could potentially encounter in a confined space? Who are the three main types of workers in a confined space and what are their rolls? When do you need on-call or stand-by rescue? The answers to these questions are only the beginning of a good safety program for confined spaces. Join us to find out how to make your program great!

11:00 am
Trench Safety: Why is this an OSHA National Emphasis Program? Greg Smith, CSP, Principal, Vector Risk & Safety

Closing Session: OSHA Update
3:00 - 4:00 pm

Getting Safety RIght Conference
July 19, 2019

Join us this summer in celebrating our 20th Anniversary of our partnership with Texas Mutual Insurance Company. These 1 day events are free (registration is required). Topics for the Getting Safety Right Conference will include OSHA updates, walking working surfaces, and many more!

Safety Leadership Conference
August 16, 2019

Join us this summer in celebrating our 20th Anniversary of our partnership with Texas Mutual Insurance Company. These 1 day events are free (registration is required). The Safety Leadership Conference will be a preview to the Gulf Coast Safety Institutes' Leadership Academy, "Follow Me".

To Register:

Contact us at 409-933-8365 or download and print the registration form. Form can be returned by fax to 409-933-8027 or emailed to

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Walk-in registrations are not 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 door located on the dock side of the building.

Certificates of completion will be awarded to all participants who complete these courses. CEUs are awarded for each class.

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 or need assistance on the day of the class, please contact Ginger Hinckley at 409-933-8365 or

To Find Our Location:

From Houston - Take I-45 South to the Century/Delaney Road Exit (Exit 13). Turn right onto Delaney 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.

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 20-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.

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.

For the first time in US history, accidental injury is the #3 cause of death among all deaths (on or off the job) in our country. We have all heard it said before that “Safety is our #1 Priority”. But priorities change and when they do safety in the workplace can decline. When we know that 5190 workers were killed on the job in 2016 should safety be our “priority” or a cultural value? In this class, we will discuss accident prevention at work and how we can carry it over into our homes and vehicles. Students will leave with some practical tools to help prevent accidental death in the workplace and at home. Since an accident can happen anytime, we want to be “Committed to Safety - 24/7”. Course will be taught by Bridget Morales.

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