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.

NEW!!! Schedule Through December 2018 - Download Here

Upcoming Classes

Regulated Waste Management and RCRA Updates
October 19, 2018

Under the auspices of the RCRA - Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, the EPA was tasked with developing regulations regarding the proper management of waste materials that went into effect in 1980. These regulations have gone relatively unchanged for 37 years. In roughly a one-year period, the EPA is rolling two of most substantial changes the regulated community could have ever imagined. This course will address the basic requirements of waste management for a generator with particular emphasis on the changes brought about by the Generator Improvement Rule – GIR and E-Manifesting. Course will be taught by Steve Laughlin.

Incident Investigation
November 2, 2018

An incident investigation is the account and analysis of an incident based on information gathered by a thorough examination of all causal and contributing factors involved. It gets to the root causes of the incident, so similar occurrences can be prevented and future losses in the workplace can be avoided. Investigations are conducted to meet legal compliance, but more importantly to help prevent reoccurrences. Therefore, it is essential to ensure those who are responsible for investigating incidents are properly trained. The objectives of this course will focus on techniques for gathering complete, accurate and objective incident data, how to conduct effective interviews, identifying causal and contributing factors, reporting findings and various tools and techniques for conducting an investigation. Additionally, we will discuss some common mistakes that companies often make when conducting incident investigations and how to avoid them. Course will be taught by Brandi Wehnes.

To Register:

Contact us at 409-933-8162 or download and print the registration form. Form can be returned by fax to 409-933-8027 or emailed to

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 Katy Robles at 409-933-8162 or

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.

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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