Austin, TX – Texas Mutual Insurance Company recently announced that it is awarding $1 million in grants to 10 colleges across Texas to fund workplace safety courses for employers, workers and the general public.
Since 1999, Texas Mutual—the state’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance—has awarded $6.6 million in safety education grants, and more than 30,000 students have attended free safety institutes offered at various colleges.
These grants support risk management programs at Amarillo College, Angelina College in Lufkin, College of the Mainland in Texas City, Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, El Paso Community College, Lamar Institute of Technology in Beaumont, Lee College in Baytown, Midland College, Kilgore College and Texarkana College.
“The support we receive from Texas Mutual allows us to provide much-needed safety training to our local employers and employees,” Brandon Washington, dean of workforce and community & business education at Texarkana College, said. “Safety education is an important part of workplace training, and we’re proud to be a part of the solution in addressing workplace hazards as we all work toward creating safer workplaces.”
Courses at these safety institutes include general topics, such as driver safety, ergonomic safety and OSHA standards, as well as courses tailored to the dominant industries in each college’s region.
“Workplace safety education has always been and will continue to be a sound investment,” Eric Bourquin, vice president of safety services at Texas Mutual, said. “We are happy to partner with Texas community colleges to make safety programs available to their communities and available to employees across Texas. These grants and the other safety programs from Texas Mutual demonstrate our commitment to ensuring millions of workers get the education they need to work safely.”
Source: Texas Mutual