Austin, TX – Texas Mutual Insurance Company recently announced it is awarding $1.1 million in grants to 11 colleges across Texas to fund workplace safety courses for employers, workers and the general public. Texas Mutual—the state’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance—began its commitment to supporting safety education at state colleges in 1999.
Over a 22-year period, Texas Mutual has awarded $9.9 million in safety education grants, and more than 35,000 students have attended free or discounted safety training offered at various colleges.
“We are honored to partner with Texas Mutual in providing important safety education and training for El Paso’s workforce,” said El Paso Community College President William Serrata, Ph.D. “This support will help us to continue to grow our program, and in turn, create an overall safer community.”
These Texas Mutual 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, Kilgore College, Lamar Institute of Technology in Beaumont, Lee College in Baytown, Midland College, Odessa College and Texarkana College.
Courses at these safety institutes include driver safety, ergonomic safety and OSHA standards. The colleges also provide courses tailored to the primary industries in their communities.
“For more than two decades, we have proudly partnered with colleges across Texas in providing their local communities access to safety programs,” said Eric Bourquin, vice president of safety services at Texas Mutual. “We know that a strong workforce is a safe one, and we’re proud to continue investing in these programs on our journey to create a stronger, safer Texas.”
Source: Texas Mutual