Texas Mutual Insurance Company recently announced an award of grant funding to four Texas colleges, according to an Insurance News Net press release. The funding will go to pay for free workplace safety courses for employees, employers, and interested members of the public. In total, the grants equal $400,000.
The courses will be taught by the risk management institutes at the four colleges that received funding: Kilgore College, Midland College, Del Mar College, and College of the Mainland. The funds represent an ongoing effort by the insurance company, which has awarded nearly $4 million in similar grants since 1999. About 30,000 students have already attended previous grant-funded safety courses, according to Insurance News Net.
The courses will cover a variety of topics, including ergonomic safety and health, OSHA standards, and courses aimed specifically at industries in the colleges’ respective home towns. Del Mar College launched a program last year that targeted safety for school and city bus drivers, and the college has announced plans to expand these safety courses to include commercial bus companies and other businesses as well.
Experienced Texas workplace injury attorneys are excited about the opportunity courses like these offer members of the public and businesses to meet, share ideas, and learn more about workplace safety. Workplace injuries come in many forms, but they all result in pain, suffering, lost productivity, high costs, and concerns about a worker’s future. By encouraging people to seize every opportunity to learn and practice better safety techniques, local attorneys hope that the number of workplace injuries in Texas will continue to drop.