Texas Mutual Awards $300K in Safety Education Grants

February 4, 2013

Texas Mutual Insurance Company has awarded a combined $300,000 in grants to Kilgore College, Midland College and College of the Mainland in Texas City near Houston. The grants will continue to fund free workplace safety courses for employers, employees and the general public through the colleges’ risk management institutes.

Since 1999, Texas Mutual—a provider of workers’ compensation insurance—has awarded a combined $3.1 million in safety education grants, and more than 20,000 students have attended free safety courses at the three colleges over the past 14 years.

“We are grateful for the support that Texas Mutual continues to show Kilgore College and this safety institute, which provides a great value for East Texas employers and employees,” said Gerald Stanglin, Ed.D., KC vice president of Instruction. “Since the beginning of our partnership, we knew that the KC Risk Management Institute would be a valuable resource for our community. It has been instrumental in providing safety training for business and industry professionals that helps save lives and prevent injuries on the job.”

Courses at the safety institutes include general topics, such as ergonomic safety and OSHA standards, but students may also choose to attend courses tailored to the dominant industries in the Houston, Midland and Kilgore areas.

“Workplace safety education is always a sound investment,” said Jo Betsy Norton, vice president of public affairs at Texas Mutual. “These grants, along with other Texas Mutual safety programs, exemplify the company’s ongoing commitment to workplace safety and the prevention of workplace accidents through education. We recognize the value safety education provides to employers—giving them tools to keep their businesses, and more importantly, their employees safe.”

Source: Texas Mutual Insurance Company

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