Texas Mutual Insurance Company awards $100K to fund LIT Risk Management Program
Texas Mutual Insurance Company has awarded a $100,000 grant to Lamar Institute of Technology to establish a risk management institute, which will provide workplace safety courses for local employers, workers and the general public.
Texas Mutual Manager of Safety Services for the Houston Region Craig Witherspoon and Lamar Institute for Technology Vice President for Strategic Initiatives David Mosley announced the $100,000 grant Wednesday, March 29, at a ceremony on the LIT campus.
“Today’s grant will allow us to begin offering invaluable workplace safety education to workers in our community,” Mosley said. “These courses will help our local workforce be safer on the job, and we’re grateful for this partnership with Texas Mutual that’s helping to make it possible.”
Since 1999, Texas Mutual — the state’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance — has awarded $5.6 million in safety education grants. Lamar Institute of Technology is one of 10 community colleges in Texas that provides safety classes via funding from Texas Mutual.
LIT will use the funds to help launch a risk management program to provide training for 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 Beaumont.
“We are happy to partner with Lamar Institute of Technology to make safety programs a priority in the Beaumont area,” Witherspoon said. “The courses that will be available to area employees locally, along with other safety institutes around the state, help workers across Texas be safer and more successful on the job. We know workplace safety education will always be a sound investment, and all of the 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 Institute courses, visit www.lit.edu.