Individuals can prepare to enter industry or to expand their skills with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10-hour construction industry safety courses at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute.

This training provides all employees, especially entry-level industry workers with details about their rights and how to identify and reduce risk of injury from job-related hazards.

Course dates are April 11-12 (English), May 23-24 (Spanish), June 20-21 (English), July 11-12 (Spanish) and August 15-16 (English). All classes will be taught at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute at 320 Delany Rd. in La Marque.

“As employee safety policies are being refined, it is important that our workers are trained and educated. These 10-hour courses provide a basic awareness of job-related hazards in safety and health,” said Cindy Lewis, director of the Gulf Coast Safety Institute. “Being knowledgeable about workplace hazards and employee rights helps contribute to both the productivity and safety culture at one’s worksite.”

Course Topics

  • introduction to OSHA
  • health hazards in construction
  • personal protective equipment
  • material handling, excavations
  • power tools
  • the construction focus four including fall, electrical, struck-by and caught-in hazards

Register through Texas Department of Insurance by email to or phone at 512-804-4610. 

For more information, contact the Gulf Coast Safety Institute at 409-933-8162 or visit

The Gulf Coast Safety Institute is located at College of the Mainland. Established in 2007, the institute focuses on providing safety and health education, training and outreach. For more information on the institute, contact Lewis at 409-933-8495 or or visit