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.

Spring Class Schedule

Friday, January 22, 2021

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Systematic Approach to Safety , Center for Risk Management, - Accidents don't just happen. They are a product of negative influences in the system. Accidents can be prevented ... and eliminated. Too often it is normal to simply blame the worker involved without understanding how the system is structured and what contributed to the accident. A systems approach assesses a system and identifies those areas and processes that contribute to accidents. This is the most powerful, cost effective method to understand what process changes are needed for lasting improvement.This class is taught by Greg Smith. Instructor bio. here.Contact:, 409-933-8365. Registration form. Sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance council. Cost: Free

Friday, Febuary 5, 2021

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

OSHA’s Top 10: #1 Fall Protection , Center for Risk Management, -

For the 9th year in a row Fall Protection has taken the top spot on OSHA’s Top 10 list with over 7,000 violations cited. Falls remain the leading cause of death in the construction industry. In response to these statistics many have implemented additional training for site employees on fall protection use – but the numbers aren’t changing quick enough. So, if training is not the answer – what is? Learning how to minimize the risk of potentially dangerous or fatal fall hazards allows an organization to take a proactive approach to worker safety. This workshop provides an overview of effective fall protection programs, giving participants proven strategies for identifying, evaluating and controlling fall hazards. Beginning with background on current fall protection standards, regulations, statistics and trends, the workshop will provide information about all critical elements of a fall protection program. General information about fall protection equipment will also be provided, including equipment components, system development, anchorages, and clearance requirements. All information presented will be in accordance with the ANSI Z359 family of fall protection standards.This class is taught by Nolan Miller. Instructor bio. here.Contact:, 409-933-8365. Registration form. Sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance council. Cost: Free

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Registration: Complete the registration form (link to form is below each course description). Forms open best in Internet Explorer or Safari. Completed forms need to be emailed to Confirmations of registration will be emailed to each participant with instructions of how to access the online training. The class will begin promptly at 10 am.

Continuing Educational Units (CEUs) are awarded for each class. 0.1 CEU will be awarded for each contact hour of class. Certificates of Completion will not be issued for these classes. The CEUs will appear on the student's transcript which can be requested at any time from the COM Registrar's office.

Cancellation Policy: Please give at least 24 hours notice if you are not able to attend class so we may register other student's from the wait list. If you have any questions before the class, or need assistance on the day of the class, please send email to You can also call (409) 933-8495 and leave a message. Your call will be returned within 24 hours.

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.

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