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May 2018

  • 5/4, 8 am - 5 pm, Practical Ergonomics for Beginners - The class will cover musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace and strategies to reduce their incidence. Students will learn the economic burden of MSDs to their company, and how to "sell" to management the need for a company ergonomics program. The course will address ergonomic hazards in both the office and the plant/field. After students learn to identify ergonomic hazards, they will learn practical and cost-effective control strategies. Students will be equipped with the knowledge to develop a company specific ergonomics program and learn how to prioritize their control and prevention strategies. Contact: SeAlice Hemphill, riskmanagement@com.edu, 409-933-8365. Registration form here. Sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance.
  • 5/18, 8 am - 5 pm, Fleet Safety & Vehicle Risk Mitigation (Non Dot) - Participants in this course will be able to use the ANSI/ASSE Z15, Safe Practices for Motor Vehicle Operations, to develop a concrete action plan to reduce their drivers' and company's risks, especially pertaining to the risks of non-DOT drivers. This course will also discuss insurance and risk management, driver behavioral motivations, metrics, and partnering with local authorities. Contact: SeAlice Hemphill, riskmanagement@com.edu, 409-933-8365. Registration form here. Sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance.

June 2018

  • 6/1, 8 am - 5 pm, Disaster Preparedness: Lessons Learned from Major Storms Katrina, Rita, and Harvey - Natural disasters are inevitable. It's impossible to always have the ability to predict an occurrence or an incident. Disaster preparedness is crucial to both safety and emergency management because it saves lives and protects property in these situations. This class provides an overview of the history and science of disasters; major incidence reporting, planning, mitigation, action and the recovery roles of state, federal, local and volunteer organizations. There will also be lessons learned workshops from hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and tropical storm Harvey. Contact: SeAlice Hemphill, riskmanagement@com.edu, 409-933-8365. Registration form here. Sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance.

  • 6/15, 8 am - 5 pm, Organizational Challenges and Tactics for Safety - Safety doesn’t have to be all about costly investments and detailed procedures, protective measures, and equipment. Much of what makes for an effective safety and health program is communicating and collaborating with co-workers to understand workplace threats and actively seek safer ways of doing business. This course will review conditions that promote risk and how to recognize and confront organizational barriers and at-risk behaviors. We will explore methods for communicating with employees and leaders in an effective manner to positively influence safety. Contact: SeAlice Hemphill, riskmanagement@com.edu, 409-933-8365. Registration form here. Sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance.

  • 6/29, 8 am - 5 pm, Construction Site Safety Awareness - The construction site is a rapidly evolving work place with a constant need for safety awareness. Knowing the construction codes and regulations, or at least where to find them, is an important part of this awareness. Developing the ability to spot the hidden dangers lurking around the construction site is equally as important and seldom taught. In this class we will explore a variety of subjects related to the modern construction site and help the student to sharpen their eyes and see the hidden dangers. Contact: SeAlice Hemphill, riskmanagement@com.edu, 409-933-8365. Registration form here. Sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance.


July 2018

  • 7/13, 8 am - 5 pm, How to Create and Manage an Effective Return-to-Work Program - Return-to-work programs have traditionally been used to solely reduce worker’s compensation costs. However, return-to-work programs offer additional benefits such as an improvement in productivity, a boost in employee morale and the prevention of costly turnover within an organization. This course will focus on building effective return-to-work and transitional duty programs. Contact: SeAlice Hemphill, riskmanagement@com.edu, 409-933-8365. Registration form here Sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance.
  • 7/27, 8 am - 5 pm, What’s New in Walking Working Surfaces - 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. Contact: SeAlice Hemphill, riskmanagement@com.edu, 409-933-8365. Registration form here. Sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance.

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