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 business owners, employees 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 24-year period, Texas Mutual has awarded $12 million in safety education grants, and more than 52,000 students have attended free or discounted safety training offered at colleges across the state.
“We are proud to continue this partnership with Texas Mutual allowing us to provide workplace safety courses throughout our campuses,” said Blayne Primozich, associate vice president of workforce and continuing education at El Paso Community College. “Supporting the El Paso community by training the local workforce is top priority for the EPCC Risk Management Institute and we’re glad we can continue to help make El Paso businesses safer places to work.”
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, the Risk Management Institute at Lee College in Baytown, Midland College, Odessa College and Texarkana College.
Courses at these safety institutes include a range of workplace safety topics, including OSHA outreach training, CPR & first-aid and fall protection. The colleges also provide courses tailored to the primary industries in their communities such as Department of Transportation regulations and crane operator training.
“Our community college partners have been instrumental to our mission of creating a stronger, safer Texas,” said Eric Bourquin, vice president of safety services at Texas Mutual. “Through this grant funding, we have provided support to these institutions and their communities for more than two decades, and we are proud to continue investing in the continued education of thousands of Texas employees.”
Source: Texas Mutual