Center for Risk Management

Center for Risk Management

2017 Schedule Through August

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.

Class Schedule through December 2017- Click Here

OSHA's Safety and Health Management Guidelines

Friday, September 22

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

OSHA's Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines use a proactive approach to provide employers, workers, and worker representatives with a sound, flexible framework for addressing safety and health issues in diverse workplaces. These guidelines recognize that finding and fixing hazards before they cause injury or illness is a more effective approach. This course will provide an overview of the seven core elements of the Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines. Each core program element outlines steps that employers and workers can take to establish, implement, maintain, and improve their safety and health programs. This class is taught by Cassandra Dillon

Cassandra Dillon, MS, CESCO, SHEP, CSSM has over 20 years’ experience in the fields of industrial engineering, environmental, risk management, occupational safety and health. Her areas of expertise include consulting in the areas of transportation, warehousing/distribution, manufacturing, oil and gas. Also, as an Adjunct Professor and Consultant, she lectures in the areas of emergency planning, environmental systems, logistics, engineering, risk management, safety, oil and gas. Cassandra holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana State University; an M.S in Risk Control/Safety Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Stout. Furthermore, she serves as a member of the Injury Prevention Committee- Texas Governor's EMS and Trauma Advisory Council.

Accident Investigation

Friday, October 6

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The purpose of this course is to learn about different ways to investigate accidents. You will determine the root causes and develop corrective actions. Participants will use a variety of techniques to analyze accidents and help prevent future accidents from occurring. After completing this course, each student will be able to: understand the theory of accidents, including the domino theory and multiple causation, use interview techniques to collect data, determine causal factors and recommendations, perform an events/causal factors analysis and cause and effect chart. This class is taught by Jeffrey Oakley

Jeffrey S. Oakley has over 20 years in Occupational Safety and Health, with degrees in Safety, Industrial Engineering, and Public Health. He is the author of two books for the Department of Energy and Author of “Accident Investigation Techniques”, published by the American Society of Safety Engineers which was recently revised with a second edition.

Dr. Jeff Oakley, CSP, has previously worked as a safety engineer for the Department of Energy (Nuclear Weapons) and Boeing (NASA) on the International Space Station Program. He previously taught college courses in Occupational Safety and Health as a professor, researcher, and/or department chair at the University of Tennessee, San Jacinto College, College of the Mainland, and University of Houston.

To Register for any Risk Management class:

Contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or download and print the registration form. The form opens best with Internet Explorer or Safari and can be returned by fax to 409-933-8027 or email to

The class is limited to 56 people. Walk-in registrations will not be accepted. The doors open at 7:30 a.m. for class check-in. The class will begin promptly at 8 a.m. and late arrivals will not be admitted after 8:15 a.m. Please enter the building at the door located on the dock side of the building.

Certificates of completion will be awarded to all participants who complete these courses. CEUs are awarded for each class.

Cancelation Policy: Please give at least 24 hours' notice if you are not able to attend class so we may add other registrations from the student wait list. If you have any questions before the class, please contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or For assistance on the day of the class please call 409-933-8162.

To Find Our Location:

From Houston - Take I-45 South to the Century/Delany Road Exit (Exit 13). Turn right onto Delany Rd. The Gulf Coast Safety Institute is located on the north side of the road (right side) in a large white metal building with a loading dock. The driveway is located across from the second entrance to the Glenway Plaza Mall. There is a "College of the Mainland" sign on the fence on each side of the driveway.

Upcoming Safety Classes

10/20/17 Nut & Bolts of Industrial Hygiene T. Holowty
11/3/17 The Critical Connection Between Safety & Wellness C. Major
11/17/17 Focus on Safety to Improve Proftablity C. Rosier

Download Class Schedule through December 2017 Here

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 18-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.

Speakers who are selected to present will be compensated for their presentation time. Speakers are required to complete a background check through the College of the Mainland at lease one month prior to the date of their presentations. Speakers will be responsible for creating all content and materials for the class and the materials for each class will be required to be submitted for review and reproduction three weeks before the presentation date.

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