Austin, TX – Texas Mutual Insurance Company recently announced that 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 began its commitment to supporting safety education at state colleges in 1999.
Over a 23-year period, Texas Mutual has awarded $11 million in safety education grants, and more than 35,000 students have attended free or discounted safety training offered at various colleges.
The 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.
“Our Texarkana College safety training program has been able to provide our students, staff, health care workers, schools and businesses valuable workplace safety education thanks to the support from Texas Mutual,” said Mendy Sharp, executive director of business development at Texarkana College. “For six years, our courses have prepared the community with current and upcoming safety measures they can adopt and use for years to come.”
Courses at these safety institutes include driver safety, ergonomic safety and the latest OSHA standards. The colleges also provide courses tailored to the primary industries in their communities.
“We have long been in the business of safety, and for more than two decades, we have been proud partners with community colleges across Texas that provide invaluable opportunities to local workers and strengthen workplace safety,” said Eric Bourquin, vice president of safety services at Texas Mutual. “A strong workforce is a safe one, and these colleges are instrumental in helping their communities be stronger and safer at work. We’re proud to invest in and support their efforts.”
Source: Texas Mutual