Como-Pickton Consolidated Independent School District was one of only 178 districts and education entities in the state to receive a loss prevention grant from Texas Association of School Boards Risk Management Fund.
Lydia Walden, CPCISD assistant superintendent, was notified this month that the district has been awarded a $3,000 grant to “help implement loss prevention and safety initiatives that reduce the potential for property losses and on-the-job injuries, improve emergency management operations and raise awareness of safety issues.”
The 2014 grants were awarded to 170 school districts, three regional education service centers, three community colleges and two shared service arrangements. Workers’ compensation grants focused on many ways to protect employees from on-the-job injuries, including personal protective equipment, fall prevention and lifting safety. Grants for the property and auto programs sought to protect physical assets by improving campus security, driver safety and emergency operations planning.
“This year’s program was as competitive as ever, and selecting grant recipients was difficult because applicants continue to do a great job analyzing their exposures and the best ways to mitigate them,” Clem Zabalza, director of TASB Loss Prevention Services, stated in a press release. “More than 53 members will receive their fifth or more consecutive grant award, demonstrating the stability the fund brings to the relationship.”
“This program is in its 17th consecutive year because the fund board is committed to providing service and resources that put a priority on preventing losses and elevating safety in the workplace. The Loss Prevention Grant Program has been vital in raising awareness of hazardous situations and reducing opportunities for losses. We will continue to offer simple ways to support our members so they can educate their staffs about workplace safety and resource protection,” the release stated.
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