Individuals can prepare to enter industry or to expand their skills with Occupational Safety and Health

Administration’s 10- and 30-Hour OSHA Outreach Training safety courses at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute (GCSI)  this fall. Classes will be held in both general industry and construction standards. 

“These courses provide a basic awareness of job-related hazards in safety and health,” said Cindy Lewis, director of GCSI. “Being knowledgeable about workplace hazards and employee rights helps contribute to both the productivity and safety culture at the worksite.”

The OSHA 10-hour training for general industry is intended to provide all employees, especially entry-level industry workers, with key information about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to identify, prevent and reduce risk of injury from job-related hazards.

OSHA 10-hour general industry training will be offered Oct. 10-11 and again Dec. 11-12 by the Gulf Coast Safety Institute. The cost of the OSHA 10-hour class is $30 per person in-district and $35 out-of-district.

The OSHA 30-hour training for general industry gives industry workers with some safety responsibility a more detailed look at best practices. The Gulf Coast Safety Institute will offer the general industry 30-hour course Sept. 26-29 and again Nov. 7-10. Cost for the OSHA 30-hour class is $295 per person in-district and $300 per person out-of-district.

To register for either the OSHA 10- or 30-hour general industry training contact the College of the Mainland Continuing Education department at 409-933-8586. 

The OSHA 10-hour construction industry course will be offered by the Texas Department of Insurance, Workplace Safety Division, and hosted by GCSI. Construction industry topics include an introduction to OSHA, health hazards in construction, personal protective equipment, material handling, excavations, power tools and the construction focus four including fall, electrical, struck-by and caught-in hazards. Both English and Spanish classes are provided.

The Gulf Coast Safety Institute will host two OSHA 10-hour courses for construction through the remaining fall semester. Course dates for the OSHA 10-hour class are Oct. 17-18 (English) and again Nov. 14-15 (Spanish). The cost for the OSHA 10-hour class is $30 per person. To register contact the Texas Department of Insurance directly by email:, or phone at 512-804-4610.

All classes are taught at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute at 320 Delany Rd. in La Marque. For more information on any of the classes, contact us at 409-933-8162. Established in 2007, the institute focuses on providing safety and health education, training and outreach. For information on the institute, contact Cindy Lewis, director, at 409-933-8495 or or visit

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