River Metals Recycling’s (RMR) Greensburg, IN facility was recently recertified as an Indiana Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (INSHARP) location. INSHARP businesses are proven workplace safety and health leaders. The Greensburg facility achieved the original INSHARP certification in August 2014.
“River Metals Recycling maintains an excellent culture of occupational safety and health thanks to the hard work by their teammates,” said Indiana Department of Labor (IDOL) Commissioner Rick J. Ruble. By taking a proactive approach, rather than a reactive approach, RMR reduces accidents, and strives to prevent them all together. Ruble stated, “We are very impressed by what this company has accomplished for not one, not two, but more than four years straight.”
To participate in INSHARP, a company must develop, implement and maintain an exemplary worker safety and health management system and pass a comprehensive safety and health evaluation by the IDOL. In addition, the facility’s occupational injury and illness rates must be below the national industry average. Less than 50 Indiana employers have achieved INSHARP certification.
Bob Eviston, RMR President, thanked the Greensburg team for operating for more than four straight years without any injuries, and for their daily contribution to the company’s success. He stated “first and foremost, to the River Metals Recycling Greensburg recycling team, congratulations and thank you for achieving the INSHARP recertification! As you know, this honor is a result of your ongoing personal commitment to working safely, as well as looking out for your fellow teammates, our customers, our suppliers, our vendors and our visitors to the recycling facility every day. Congratulations to all RMR Greensburg teammates on receiving this important INSHARP recertification.”
River Metals Recycling is the largest scrap recycler in Kentucky and in the greater Cincinnati area, with 9 locations in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. RMR is headquartered in Crescent Springs, Kentucky and has nearly 250 teammates. RMR’s Greensburg, Indiana recycling center buys ferrous scrap as well as common household nonferrous scrap metal items like aluminum cans and other aluminum, stainless steel, copper and brass products.
RMR is wholly owned by The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ). Founded in 1885, DJJ is one of the largest scrap brokers/processors in the United States providing scrap brokerage, recycling and transportation services. DJJ is part of Nucor Corporation’s family of companies. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Nucor is the leading purchaser of ferrous scrap and the largest recycler in North America, with operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada.