Texas Mutual Insurance Co. announced it has awarded a combined $600,000 in grants to College of the Mainland in Texas City, Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, El Paso Community College, Kilgore College, Midland College and Amarillo College.
The grants fund workplace safety courses for employers, workers and the general public through the colleges’ risk management institutes.
Since 1999, Texas Mutual, a workers’ compensation insurance provider, has awarded $4.6 million in safety education grants, and approximately 30,000 students have attended free safety courses in Corpus Christi, Kilgore, Midland and Texas City throughout the past 17 years.
This year was the first year Texas Mutual awarded grants to El Paso Community College and Amarillo College to establish risk management programs.
Courses at the safety institutes include general topics, such as driver safety, ergonomic safety and OSHA standards, as well as courses tailored to the dominant industries in the Houston, Midland, Kilgore, El Paso, Corpus Christi and Amarillo areas.
Source: Texas Mutual Insurance Co.
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