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Texas Mutual Insurance Company has awarded a $100,000 grant to Texarkana College to establish a safety-training institute, which will provide workplace safety courses for local employers.
Texas Mutual’s manager of regional safety services, Jeremy Hansen, and Texarkana College president, James Henry Russell, announced the $100,000 grant today, March 22, at a ceremony on the Texarkana College campus.
“We are grateful to receive this partnership with Texas Mutual, which will help us establish a program of great benefit to local employers and employees,” Russell said. “Safety training and education are important parts of the workplace, and we look forward to working with Texas Mutual, as we help create safer workplaces for area employees.”
Since 1999, Texas Mutual—the state’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance—has awarded $5.6 million in safety education grants. Texarkana College is one of 10 community colleges in Texas that provides safety classes via funding from Texas Mutual.
Texarkana College will use the funds to help launch a training program to provide increased safety awareness and to reduce work-related accidents and injuries. The goal of the program is to provide a wide range of possible courses relative to the workforce in Texarkana.
“Workplace safety education will always be a sound investment, and we are happy to partner with Texarkana College to make safety programs a priority,” Hansen said. “The courses available to area employees here in Texarkana, along with other safety institutes around the state, help workers be more prepared and successful on the job. These grants and other safety programs at Texas Mutual demonstrate our commitment to the prevention of workplace accidents and to overall workplace safety.”
For more information about the upcoming safety training program at Texarkana College, call 903-823-3456 or visit www.texarkanacollege.edu.
About Texas Mutual Insurance Company
Austin-based Texas Mutual Insurance Company, a policyholder-owned company, is the state’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance. Texas Mutual provides coverage to 40 percent of the market, representing over 66,000 companies, many of which are small businesses. Since 1991, the company has provided a stable, competitively priced source of workers’ comp insurance for Texas employers. Helping employers prevent workplace accidents is an important part of Texas Mutual’s mission.