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.

Summer Class Schedule

Friday, June 18, 2021

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Emerging Trends in Safety & Health, Center for Risk Management, - The last 12 months have brought about many changes to the safety and health profession- VR/AR/XR, virtual classrooms, face coverings, social distancing, COVID recordkeeping, drones, learning to "pivot" - and the list goes on and on. This course will highlight these changes and demonstrate the impact of the shift in safety trends in the workplace.  Trends to be discussed include workplace safety programs using high-tech solutions, the shift from HSE specialists to generalists, changing demographics in the workplace and safety concerns in the changing workplace environments.   This course will be facilitated by multiple instructors throughout the day. Contact: riskmanagement@com.edu, 409-933-8365. Registration form. Sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance council. Cost: Free

Friday, July 16, 2021

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Improving “Total Worker Health”, Center for Risk Management, -“Powerful and ongoing changes in how people work, the workforce, and the workplace require a more holistic view of each of these” according to a recent article regarding NIOSH’s Total Worker Health initiative.  This means that the safety and health community will need to consider new disciplines and specialties in occupational safety and health.  This forum will introduce the concepts of NIOSH’s Total Worker Health including a redesigned hierarchy of controls and emphasis areas for evaluation such as drugs in the workplace, mental health, aging workers and worker education on the case management aspect of worker’s compensation.  This course will be facilitated by multiple instructors throughout the day. Contact: riskmanagement@com.edu, 409-933-8365. Registration form. Sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance council. Cost: Free

Friday, August 13, 2021

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Training Wizards, Unite!, Center for Risk Management, - Calling all Training Wizards!  Whether you are a trainer with lots of experience or someone just starting out - this day is for you.  While the basics of training haven't changed the tools have.  We've encouraged the masters of the wizarding world (I e. training) to share their secrets with keeping your employees engaged and learning.   This course will be facilitated by multiple instructors throughout the day.  Contact: riskmanagement@com.edu, 409-933-8365. Registration form. Sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance council. Cost: Free

To Register:

Download and print the registration form. Form can be returned by email to riskmanagement@com.edu.

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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 riskmanagement@com.edu. 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 riskmanagement@com.edu. 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.