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September 2018

  • 9/6, 1 pm - 5 pm, Fall Protection Worker Training (English), University of Houston at Clear Lake - University of Houston Clear Lake (UHCL) is providing FREE fall protection in construction training for small-businesses in construction. The trainings and materials were produced under grant number SH-31228-SH7 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U. S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U. S. Government. Contact: Robert Phelan, phalen@uhcl.edu, 281-283-3753. Download flyer here.
  • 9/7, 8 am - 5 pm, Introduction to the Department of Homeland Security Chemical Anti-Terrorism Standard, Center for Risk Management. The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard has been in effect for five years and currently monitors over 3,300 facilities. There are more than 300 chemicals of interest categorized as possible security issues due to release, theft or diversion, or sabotage. On August 1, 2013, the federal government issued an Executive Order (EO) “Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security” to improve the safety and security of chemical facilities and reduce the risks of hazardous chemicals to workers and communities. The EO established the Chemical Facility Safety and Security (Working Group)—tri-chaired by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Secretary of Labor—to oversee this effort. In response DHS created the Infrastructure Protection (IP) Gateway-a repository of critical infrastructure tools and information to improve coordination between Federal, State, local governments, and community stakeholders to strengthen the program. This course we will discuss: recognizing chemicals of interest; developing a compliance plan; interacting with DHS; adherence to common requirements to comply; costs and budgeting. Contact: SeAlice Hemphill, riskmanagement@com.edu, 409-933-8365. Registration Form. Sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance.
  • 9/21, 8 am - 5 pm, The Art of Conflict Resolution, Center for Risk Management - Conflict resolution is a way for two or more parties to find a peaceful solution to a disagreement among them. The disagreement may be personal, financial, political, or emotional. Effective communication skills are paramount in conflict resolution in the workplace. In this course participants will learn effective communication strategies, understand how to resolve conflicts more effectively and discover how biases, assumptions, perceptions and opinions not based in reality causes conflict. Contact: SeAlice Hemphill, riskmanagement@com.edu, 409-933-8365. Registration Form. Sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance.

October 2018

  • 10/5, 8 am - 5 pm, Workshop on ISO-45001 Occupational Health and Safety, Center for Risk Management - ISO 45001, a global occupation health and safety management system standard, is intended to replace the widely implemented BS OHSAS 18001. It is anticipated that organizations currently certified to BS OHSAS 18001 will need to migrate to ISO 45001 within three years of the new standard’s publication. Having an internationally recognized occupational health and safety management system (OH&SMS) allows you to enhance organizational health and safety performance. Participants will obtain a detailed understanding of the key terms, definitions and requirements of ISO 45001 and how the standard can help their organization to better align their strategic direction with their occupational health and safety management system. Contact: SeAlice Hemphill, riskmanagement@com.edu, 409-933-8365. Registration Form. Sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance.
  • 10/19, 8 am - 5 pm, Regulation Waste Management and RCRA Updates, Center for Risk Management - Under the auspices of the RCRA - Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, the EPA was tasked with developing regulations regarding the proper management of waste materials that went into effect in 1980. These regulations have gone relatively unchanged for 37 years. In roughly a one-year period, the EPA is rolling two of most substantial changes the regulated community could have ever imagined. This course will address the basic requirements of waste management for a generator with particular emphasis on the changes brought about by the Generator Improvement Rule – GIR and E-Manifesting. Contact: SeAlice Hemphill, riskmanagement@com.edu, 409-933-8365. Registration Form coming soon. Sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance.

November 2018

  • 11/2, 8 am - 5 pm, Incident Investigation, Center for Risk Management - An incident investigation is the account and analysis of an incident based on information gathered by a thorough examination of all causal and contributing factors involved. It gets to the root causes of the incident, so similar occurrences can be prevented and future losses in the workplace can be avoided. Investigations are conducted to meet legal compliance, but more importantly to help prevent reoccurrences. Therefore, it is essential to ensure those who are responsible for investigating incidents are properly trained. The objectives of this course will focus on techniques for gathering complete, accurate and objective incident data, how to conduct effective interviews, identifying causal and contributing factors, reporting findings and various tools and techniques for conducting an investigation. Additionally, we will discuss some common mistakes that companies often make when conducting incident investigations and how to avoid them. Contact: SeAlice Hemphill, riskmanagement@com.edu, 409-933-8365. Registration form coming soon. Sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance.
  • 11/16, 8 am - 5 pm, Active Shooter Preparedness, Center for Risk Management - An incident investigation is the account and analysis of an incident based on information gathered by a thorough examination of all causal and contributing factors involved. It gets to the root causes of the incident, so similar occurrences can be prevented and future losses in the workplace can be avoided. Investigations are conducted to meet legal compliance, but more importantly to help prevent reoccurrences. Therefore, it is essential to ensure those who are responsible for investigating incidents are properly trained. The objectives of this course will focus on techniques for gathering complete, accurate and objective incident data, how to conduct effective interviews, identifying causal and contributing factors, reporting findings and various tools and techniques for conducting an investigation. Additionally, we will discuss some common mistakes that companies often make when conducting incident investigations and how to avoid them. Contact: SeAlice Hemphill, riskmanagement@com.edu, 409-933-8365. Registration form coming soon. Sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance.
  • 11/30, 8 am - 5 pm, Crushing It: Leading as a High Performer, Center for Risk Management - Every organization wants their team to win and be successful. In order to create sustained results, we must possess leadership and high performance skills in order to move from strategy to execution. "Crushing It" combines key leadership and high performance skills that will accelerate your teams’ performance and increase your influence. Because creating results requires high performance skills. Creating sustained results requires leadership. Contact: SeAlice Hemphill, riskmanagement@com.edu, 409-933-8365. Registration form coming soon. Sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance.

December 2018

  • 12/7, 8 am - 5 pm, Nuts & Bolts of Industrial Hygiene, Center for Risk Management - By definition, industrial hygiene is the art and science of the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, communication and control of hazards in the workplace that may result in injury or illness. In practice, industrial hygiene is how we measure whether or not someone might get sick or hurt at their job. This class will cover the fundamentals of industrial hygiene and how to determine what the industrial hygiene program should look like at your facility. Contact: SeAlice Hemphill, riskmanagement@com.edu, 409-933-8365. Registration form coming soon. Sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance.

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