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.

2019 Schedule Download here.

Upcoming Classes

Root Cause Analysis and Job Hazard Analysis
February 8, 2019

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) are foundational safety processes that most organizations perform, but few do with excellence. If your JHAs aren’t eliminating incidents and injuries and you are seeing repetitive repeat incidents even after performing RCAs, your processes may be falling short. Learning or revisiting the critical components of the processes can help you determine how well your team is leveraging these important activities. In this class, the student will learn to facilitate and utilize several different root cause analysis techniques, determine and effectively implement corrective actions, recognize hazards and controls for a variety of processes, equipment and jobsites, implement a step-by-step JHA process and alignment with the Safety Management System. Course will be taught by Leslie McGaha.

The Emergent Safety Leader
February 22, 2019

Are you the next leader in your organization? This course is designed to provide current and developing leaders an overview of the four basic skills required to become an emergent safety leader: accountability, connectively, credibility and trust. An emergent safety leader, who may or may not have a formal leadership title, is one who has emerged as an effective leader because of how he/she interacts with others. People follow the emergent leader voluntarily and passionately give their best every day. The mastery of these four primary leadership skills is necessary to become an emergent safety leader. Participants will learn how to create connectivity between safety business operations and employees, how to demonstrate credible consciousness and build high levels of trust in business relationships, and develop a personal action plan to improve safety leadership capability. Course will be taught by Denis Baker.

To Register:

Contact us at 409-933-8365 or download and print the registration form. Form can be returned by fax to 409-933-8027 or emailed to

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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 or need assistance on the day of the class, please contact Katy Robles at 409-933-8162 or

To Find Our Location:

From Houston - Take I-45 South to the Century/Delaney Road Exit (Exit 13). Turn right onto Delaney 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 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.

For the first time in US history, accidental injury is the #3 cause of death among all deaths (on or off the job) in our country. We have all heard it said before that “Safety is our #1 Priority”. But priorities change and when they do safety in the workplace can decline. When we know that 5190 workers were killed on the job in 2016 should safety be our “priority” or a cultural value? In this class, we will discuss accident prevention at work and how we can carry it over into our homes and vehicles. Students will leave with some practical tools to help prevent accidental death in the workplace and at home. Since an accident can happen anytime, we want to be “Committed to Safety - 24/7”. Course will be taught by Bridget Morales.

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