Center for Risk Management

Center for Risk Management

2018 Schedule Through May

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 May 2018- Click Here

Focus on Safety to Improve Profitability

Friday, November 17

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

As we grow in an ever changing world, we are eluded by industry's ability to understand safety's role in correlation with productivity and quality to increase profit. This class will focus on the importance and dependency of the relationship between the three. After completion of the class participants will be able to recognize and implemet key drivers linking safety, quality and production that will directly increase or decrease profitability. This class is taught by Cody Rosier.

Cody Rosier is a Corporate Safety Manager, with responsibility for environmental health and safety programs, safety technicians, and corporate initiatives across the US. Cody has worked in environmental health and safety for companies such as Stork, Ohmstede, T-Rex and others on a global scale. Cody has years of experience in chemical manufacturing and the oil and gas industry (on-shore and off-shore).

Ethics in the Workplace

Friday, December 1

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

This session provides insight into the definition of ethics, types of ethical transgressions, understanding how ethics and safety relate to each other, methods to test whether an action is ethical, ethical decision making, and how a Code of Ethics is developed. Participants will be challenged to create their own personal code of ethics. This class is taught by Greg Smith.

Greg Smith, CSP, is a principal and co-founder of Vector Risk and Safety, LLC. Greg has more than 30 years of experience in the safety field working in both construction and general industry environments. He holds both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Hygiene and Safety from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, and the designation of Certified Safety Professional (#15700) from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

Greg is an instructor for the University of Cincinnati’s OSHA Education Center, and sits on a variety of committees and non-profit boards of directors. He has presented at numerous national, regional and local safety events, and has authored materials for the ASSE Construction Practice Specialty’ textbook and the ASSE Safety Professionals’ Handbook as well as a variety of safety articles for other publications.

To Register for any Risk Management class:

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

Registration Form -For all Fall 2017 classes

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 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, 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

1/19/18 OSHA Recordkeeping C.Lewis
2/02/18 Hearing Conservation J. Sanders
2/16/18 Gender Culture & Communication P. Harrell

Download Class Schedule through May 2018 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 18-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.

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.

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