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.

Fall Class Schedule

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

8:00 am - 12:00 pm (Virtual Meeting - Microsoft Teams)

Multiple Dimensions of Hazards and Hazard Control Needs, Center for Risk Management, - This course covers the different dimensions of hazards from conditions (working environment) to possible equipment/device failures (tools and other resources) to processes (operating procedures, checklists and more) to unsafe behaviors (states of mind, human factors and more) to possible real-time hazards and threats (other people, weather conditions, germs and more). In understanding each type of hazard, both stagnant (unchanging) to dynamic (constantly changing in real time), hazard control needs for each such as regulatory compliance, policies and procedures, training, Job Safety Analyses, inspections, observations, situational awareness and more, often used simultaneously to prevent and mitigate harm will also be addressed.This class is taught by Cory Worden. Instructor bio. here.Contact:, 409-933-8365. Registration form. Sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance council. Cost: Free

To Register:

Download and print the registration form. Form can be returned by email to

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Registration: Complete the registration form (link to form is below each course description). Forms open best in Internet Explorer or Safari. Completed forms need to be emailed to Confirmations of registration will be emailed to each participant with instructions of how to access the online training. The class will begin promptly at 10 am.

Continuing Educational Units (CEUs) are awarded for each class. 0.1 CEU will be awarded for each contact hour of class. Certificates of Completion will not be issued for these classes. The CEUs will appear on the student's transcript which can be requested at any time from the COM Registrar's office.

Cancellation Policy: Please give at least 24 hours notice if you are not able to attend class so we may register other student's from the wait list. If you have any questions before the class, or need assistance on the day of the class, please send email to You can also call (409) 933-8495 and leave a message. Your call will be returned within 24 hours.

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 20-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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