Group photo left to right: Art Fierro, Dr. William Serrata, Dr. Jaime Farias, Barry Bogle, Scott Bain, Steve Smith
Texas Mutual Insurance Company is awarding a $100,000 grant to El Paso Community College’s (EPCC) Risk Management Institute, which provides workplace safety courses for community employers, workers and the general public.
Scott Bain, Texas Mutual’s regional manager of safety services, presented the grant on Wednesday, March 7, to the Risk Management Institute.
This is the fourth consecutive year that Texas Mutual, the state’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance, has given a $100,000 grant to the college to support the risk management program. The program was established with Texas Mutual’s first donation in 2015.
“Our Risk Management Institute has greatly complemented our job training programs available at EPCC, with a focus on workplace safety,” EPCC President William Serrata, Ph.D., said. “We’re grateful to Texas Mutual for this continued partnership, and our community has embraced the opportunity to make our city, its companies—and their employees—safer.”
Texas Mutual has awarded $6.6 million in safety education grants since 1999. El Paso Community College is one of 10 community colleges in Texas that provides safety classes via funding from Texas Mutual.
EPCC created its Risk Management Institute to offer seminars on workers’ health and safety for employers and employees. A wide range of courses relative to the El Paso area are available through the program, including back safety, ergonomics, fall protection, and OSHA standards, among others.
“Workplace safety education has always been and will continue to be a sound investment, and we are happy to partner with El Paso Community College again to make safety programs a priority in the area,” Bain said. “The courses that will be available to area employees, along with other safety institutes around the state, help workers across Texas be safer and more successful on the job. These grants and the other safety programs from Texas Mutual demonstrate our commitment to ensuring millions of workers get the education they need to work safely.”
For more information about the El Paso Community College Risk Management Institute, call (915) 831-7122 or visit the website.