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.

Course Schedule Through May 2018 - Download Here


Friday, February 2
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

In this class we will discuss: hearing loss prevention; noise induced hearing loss development and effects; in-depth analysis of hearing protective devices: determining recordability of a STS (Standard Threshold Shift); principles of noise, noise management, and engineering controls which includes noise measurement equipment and procedures for measuring noise demonstration. This class is by Johnny Sanders.

Mr. Sanders has been a practicing industrial audiologist since 1979. He has been instrumental in assisting industries of all types establish, implement, and maintain Hearing Loss Prevention Programs. He has many years of experience and knowledge in all components of a Hearing Conservation Program including: noise measurement, employee education, hearing protective devices, the audiometric monitoring program, reporting, OSHA/MSHA/FRA/DOD and other governmental agencies compliance requirements as well as medico-legal expertise of hearing loss claims.

Gender, Culture and Communication

Friday, February 16
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

We strive daily in our work and home arena to communicate effectively. Many times cultural and gender issues come into play, and we ignore the obvious. We forget that there are differences in the way we talk to each other. This class illuminates areas that heighten communication across culture and gender. We will cover the difference between 'report' vs. 'rapport' conversations, the best time to talk about cultural hot button issues, whether multi-tasking. This class is taught by Peter Harrell.

Peter Harrell, Jr. is President of Harrell Communications. Peter formed his company in 1995 and hails from Austin, Texas. With the responsibility of creating, implementing, and delivering leadership training, for executive managers and supervisors in seven of the largest agencies in the state, Peter Harrell has excelled as an executive management trainer. Peter’s engaging, dynamic style of facilitating has both entertained, and left audiences with a truly value-added experience.

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 emailed to

Registration Form - For all Spring 2018 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

3/2/18 Successfully Navigating Safety - Related Investigations and Legal Proceedings M. Deffebach
3/23/18 Regulations, Hierarchies and Conditioning: The Three Level of Hazard Controls C. Worden
4/6/18 Coaching for Managers and Leaders D. Baker

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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