Center for Risk Management

Center for Risk Management

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.

NEW!!! Course Schedule Through August 2018 - Download Here


Upcoming Classes

What's New in Walking Working Surfaces – 8 hrs
July 27, 2018


Slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. They cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities. The updated OSHA standards for walking and working surfaces apply to all permanent places of employment, except where only domestic, mining, or agricultural work is performed. Upon completion of the lesson, participants will be able to; define the terms: floor hole, floor opening, wall opening, standard railing, and standard toe board, discuss requirements to consider in order to avoid walking/working surface hazards, and follow recommended practices for using ladders and scaffolds. Course will be taught by Sharill Roberson.

Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous & Explosive Chemicals – 8 hrs
August 10, 2018


This course will review the history of process safety management (PSM), the importance of PSM and regulatory implications in the United States. Each of the 14 elements will be discussed and examples of compliance provided. The objective of this course is to provide participants with a working knowledge of the PSM framework and some tools to help overcome challenges associated with managing a PSM program. Course will be taught by Sharon Jackson.


To Register for any Risk Management Class:

Contact SeAlice Hemphill, Program Assistant, at 409-933-8365 or download and print the registration form. The form can be returned by fax to 409-933-8027 or emailed to riskmanagement@com.edu.

Walk-in registrations are not 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 riskmanagement@com.edu. 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.



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.

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