Learn how to protect yourself from workplace hazards and keep records for OSHA in two no-cost classes at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute in July.

Personal Protection Equipment, July 7, covers the types, selection and care of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the workplace. Attendees will learn the proper use of the types of PPE, identify the level of protection that a user has when wearing specific types of PPE, and discuss general maintenance techniques for PPE.

Instructor Norm Stuart is a licensed workers compensation adjustor in Texas and an OSHA outreach authorized trainer for construction and hydrogen sulfide. He is also an active part of Friendswood’s emergency management team.

OSHA Recordkeeping, July 21, will review the requirements for recording injuries or illnesses on your OSHA Log 300. Through looking at case studies and a workshop, participants will improve their skills in identifying recordable incidents. The class will also discuss the latest updates to the OSHA standard and proposed changes.

Instructor Cindy Lewis, certified safety professional, is director of the Gulf Coast Safety Institute. As director, Lewis oversees the Centers of Excellence within the institute and is an OSHA Challenge Program Administrator. Previously, Lewis was safety, health and environment manager for Cooper Energy Services, where she was responsible for OSHA recordkeeping for 16 facilities.

All classes are sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance Company and presented at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute, located at 320 Delany Rd. in La Marque.

Classes are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. To register, contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or riskmanagement@com.edu.

About Gulf Coast Safety Institute

Established in 2007, the institute focuses on providing safety and health education, training and outreach. For more information, contact Cindy Lewis at 409-933-8495 or clewis1@com.edu or visit www.com.edu/gcsi.

About College of the Mainland

Celebrating 50 years of student success, College of the Mainland offers a variety of fully accredited associate degrees and certifications. Summer and fall registration is now open. The college prepares students to meet their goals, whether transferring to a university or entering the workforce. An Achieving the Dream Leader College, COM has an excellent professor-to-student ratio that allows instructors to connect with each class. COM is the launch pad for success throughout the Mainland. For more, visit www.com.edu.