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College of the Mainland
News Release
Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Free Classes Offered at Gulf Coast Safety Institute

(Texas City)—  The Center for Risk Management will host two classes at the College of the Mainland’s Gulf Coast Safety Institute in the month of July: “Construction Site Awareness” on Friday, July 13 and “How to Create and Manage an Effective Return-to-Work Program” on Friday, July 27. Both classes are free and open to the public.

In the construction class, students will explore a variety of subjects related to the modern construction site and develop the ability to spot the hidden dangers lurking around the construction site is equally as important and seldom taught. The class is being taught by Norm Stuart, Safety and Risk Management Coordinator for the City of Friendswood, who has 20 years of experience.

Return-to-work class will focus on building effective return-to-work and transitional duty programs such as an improvement in productivity, a boost in employee morale and the prevention of costly turnover within an organization.  This course will be taught by Dr. Poorvi Sandesara, who has a certification as a National Medical Examiner and is a chiropractor in Webster.

The free classes offered at the Gulf Coast Safety Institute at 320 Delany Road in La Marque are sponsored by Texas Mutual Insurance Company.

Classes are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. To register, contact SeAlice Hemphill at 409-933-8365 or

The Gulf Coast Safety Institute focuses on providing safety and health education, training and outreach. For more information on the institute, contact Cindy Lewis, director, at 409-933-8495 or or visit

College of the Mainland offers a variety of fully accredited associate degrees and certifications that prepare students for success in transferring to a university or entering the workforce, including programs in process technology, occupational safety and health care. For more information, visit


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