Texas Mutual Awards $300K in Safety Education Grants

Feb 10, 2009, 12:15 ET from Texas Mutual Insurance Company

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- 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. The grants will fund free workplace safety courses for employers, employees and the general public.

Texas Mutual has awarded nearly $1 million in safety education grants since 1999.

"Safety is important to all companies, but in this economic crunch, training is often scaled back or cut from the budget," said Dr. Jeff Oakley, director of the Gulf Coast Safety Institute at College of the Mainland. "Texas Mutual has been very generous to our corporate community. More than 13,000 students have used these free classes to learn how to make their workplaces safer."

In addition to the safety grants, Texas Mutual hosts free workers' compensation workshops across the state. The workshops include a presentation by a Texas Mutual safety professional.

The grants and workshops are part of the company's ongoing commitment to preventing workplace accidents.

"On-the-job injuries carry monetary and, most importantly, human costs," said Russ Oliver, Texas Mutual Insurance Company president. "As the state's leading provider of workers' comp insurance, it is our responsibility to promote safe workplaces. Any time we have the opportunity to get that message to Texas employers, we consider it money well spent."

For more information about the workshops and safety courses, visit texasmutual.com.

About Texas Mutual Insurance Company

Austin-based Texas Mutual Insurance Company is the state's leading provider of workers' compensation insurance, with approximately 25 percent of the market. Since 1991, the company has provided a stable, competitively priced source of workers' comp insurance for Texas employers. Preventing workplace accidents and minimizing their consequences is a major part of Texas Mutual's mission.

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SOURCE Texas Mutual Insurance Company