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Industrial Health and Safety

The Gulf Coast Safety Institute will be closed for Spring Break on Monday, March 11, 2019 - Friday, March 15, 2019. We will resume our regular buisness hours on Monday, March 18, 2019.


FREE SAFETY TRAINING


March 2019

  • 3/22, 8 am - 5 pm, Understanding Ethical Responsibilities and Legal Liabilities in Safety, Center for Risk Management - OSH professionals face dilemmas in enforcing safety regulations when confronted with workers or management that may not want to follow their guidance. Regulatory claims that stem from OSHA enforcement will be covered. This will include a discussion of the “life” of an OSHA enforcement action and the claims and defenses available in such an action. The instructor will discuss some of the best defenses and other legal consequences to consider when deciding to contest a citation. Beyond the fine amount, employers may need to consider the cost of abatement, whether the citation could result in a repeat or willful citation in the future, or motivate OSHA to seek enterprise wide relief. The course will then discuss the discovery process and trial stage of an OSHA case. Evaluating defenses such as the unpreventable employee misconduct defense, refuting employer knowledge and examples of effective trial techniques will also be covered. Contact: riskmanagement@com.edu, 409-933-8365. Registration Form. Sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance.

April 2019

  • 4/5, 8 am - 5 pm, NFPA 70E - Understanding the Standard, Center for Risk Management - The course will walk learners through an overview of the updated 2018 edition of NFPA 70E electrical safety and arc flash requirements, review OSHA and NEC standards and implement an electrical hazard-control and management program for and provide an explanation on how they affect the employer and employee. We will also take a look at changes in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269 and discuss the relationship between the two. Learners should expect to leave this class with a better understanding of their responsibilities and how each of these standards can be applied in the workers’ environment. Contact: riskmanagement@com.edu, 409-933-8365. Registration Form. Sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance.
  • 4/26, 8 am - 5 pm, Safety: The "People Profession", Center for Risk Management - Safety professionals have to deal with people every day at every level of the organization and from every walk of life. While they may be more than competent in their abilities to perform safety related functions and management of multiple processes many struggle to have positive influence in making long lasting changes within their organizations. In some circumstances the need for the safety person to understand what makes each person make a long lasting change in behavior comes from having the skills to understand how to communicate and influence each individual rather than the collective. This session will cover an overview of the principles of personality identification, communication skills using neurolinguistics and positive conflict resolution. Contact: riskmanagement@com.edu, 409-933-8365. Registration form coming soon. Sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance.

May 2019

  • 5/10, 8 am - 5 pm, ANSI Z490 - Acceptance Criteria for Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training, Center for Risk Management - The course will walk learners through an overview of the updated 2018 edition of NFPA 70E electrical safety and arc flash requirements, review OSHA and NEC standards and implement an electrical hazard-control and management program for and provide an explanation on how they affect the employer and employee. We will also take a look at changes in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269 and discuss the relationship between the two. Learners should expect to leave this class with a better understanding of their responsibilities and how each of these standards can be applied in the workers’ environment. Contact: riskmanagement@com.edu, 409-933-8365. Registration form coming soon. Sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance.
  • 5/24, 8 am - 5 pm, Focus 4 in Construction, Center for Risk Management - Safety professionals have to deal with people every day at every level of the organization and from every walk of life. While they may be more than competent in their abilities to perform safety related functions and management of multiple processes many struggle to have positive influence in making long lasting changes within their organizations. In some circumstances the need for the safety person to understand what makes each person make a long lasting change in behavior comes from having the skills to understand how to communicate and influence each individual rather than the collective. This session will cover an overview of the principles of personality identification, communication skills using neurolinguistics and positive conflict resolution. Contact: riskmanagement@com.edu, 409-933-8365. Registration form coming soon. Sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance.

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