Texas Mutual Recognizes Safe Workplaces


Austin, TX (CompNewsNetwork) - Texas Mutual Insurance Company announced today that it will recognize 143 employers who share the company's commitment to preventing workplace accidents. Premium size, loss ratio and hazard class are factors in qualifying for an award. Winners will receive either a trophy or a plaque.  David (left) and Bob Dennis of Dennis Steel earned Texas Mutual's top honor for workplace safety. 

Dennis Steel in Leander is one of them. The family-owned business built its safety program on the principle that every accident is preventable.

“We do not accept on-the-job injuries as a cost of doing business,” said Bob Dennis, business manager. “We consider our employees an extension of our family. No deadline is so important that we will jeopardize any of our peoples' safety.”

Employers who focus on safety increase their chances of qualifying for a dividend from Texas Mutual. The company distributed $150 million in dividends this year.

Corpus Christi-based Refinery Terminal Fire Company (RTFC) has earned more than $252,000 in dividends since 2003. Damien Forneris, RTFC assistant fire chief/safety officer, credits employee engagement with fueling the safety program's long-term success.

“We have an employee safety committee that helps with all aspects of our program. We believe that if we empower employees to help develop, monitor and improve the program, they will be more committed to it,” said Forneris.

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