Center for Risk Management

Center for Risk Management

2017 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.

Class Schedule through May 2017 - Click Here

Call for Speakers - Click Here

How to Develop and Maintain an Effective Lockout/Tagout Program

Friday, February 24, 2017

8 am- 5 pm

The course will address OSHA and industry standards on controlling hazards that represent risks to persons performing maintenance or repair of equipment and systems. It discusses the training and skills needed for those performing the work. This course will be taught by Bill Smith, P.E.

Bill Wiley Smith, P.E is a Registered Texas Professional Engineer and a Texas licensed Master Electrician. He completed his electrical apprenticeship at Union Carbide in Texas City before returning to Texas A&M University where he graduated with an Electrical Engineering degree. He has worked as an integrated circuit designer in the electronics industry and holds patents at A.T. & T. for circuit design. Bill has also managed a large electrical construction company and now consults in industrial safety and offers training in construction and industrial safety and regulations with clients in several states. He is recognized as an industry expert in process safety management and electrical safety and regulations. Bill has been an instructor for over 30 years and now specializes in Electrical Safety and Process Safety Management (PSM) regulations in regional industries. He is an Adjunct Instructor with College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX and with The University of Texas at Arlington where he has authored training courses in Electrical Safety, PSM and safety auditing.

Real Leaders- How to Lead and Connect

Friday, March 10, 2017

8 am- 5 pm

This course will teach the four foundations of how to be a real leader. Attendees will participate in exercises that reinforce this learning and skill objectives. Additionally attendees will learn how to communicate effectively, understand the three components of communication, identify the four unpardonable sins of communication, build a bridge when dealing with crucial confrontation, establish rapport and increase influence. This course will be taught by Mark Hernandez.

Mark A. Hernandez is President of Multiply Leadership which is a Leadership development company that provides keynote speeches, mastermind sessions, seminars, safety motivational messages and coaching in english and spanish. Mark is currently the Contractor Liaison for Marathon Petroleum. Mark served 12 years for the USDOL - OSHA as the Compliance Safety & Health Officer & Compliance Assistance Specialist (CAS). He was responsible for all outreach for the OSHA’s Houston South Area Office under the Cooperative Programs. Mark has 20 years of occupational safety & health experience in the construction and general industry and in 2011 became a Founding Member of the John Maxwell Team and an ndependent certified speaker, trainer, and coach.

To Register:

Contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or download and print Registration Form. Form opens best with Internet Explorer or Safari and can be returned by fax, 409-933-8027 or email,

February Registration Form

March Registration Form

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, 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 back 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 On the day of the class you can get assistance by calling (409) 933-8162.

Upcoming Safety Classes

3/24/2017 Workplace Hazard Recognition and Prevention Control S. Jackson
4/07//2017 Legal Aspects of Safety M. Deffenbach
4/28/2017 How to Read OSHA's Playbook J. Christy

Download Class Schedule through Spring 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 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

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 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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