River Metals Recycling Newport Earns Prestigious Governor’s Safety and Health Award

River Metals Recycling’s (RMR) Newport Kentucky facility won the prestigious Governor’s Safety and Health Award for businesses with 1 – 250 employees in 2012. The premise behind the Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s award program is “…to promote safety and health awareness, good sound work practices and to recognize the resulting reduction in injuries and illnesses in the workplace…” The Governor’s Safety and Health Award provides special recognition for RMR Newport’s outstanding safety and health performance and encourages development of programs designed to reduce and even eliminate occupational injuries and illnesses. The Governor’s Safety and Health Award is given to RMR and its employees, who together have achieved the minimum required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost-time injury or illness at their establishment.
River Metals Recycling works to create an environment safe from industrial and environmental hazards for our employees and our customers. RMR’s safety program is successful thanks to company-wide staff commitment and to its strong, continuing safety culture. By taking a proactive approach to safety, rather than a reactive approach, RMR reduces accidents, and strives to prevent them all together.
RMR is wholly owned by The David J. Joseph Company (DJJ), a Cincinnati-based subsidiary of Nucor Corporation. RMR is headquartered in Crescent Springs, Kentucky and has nearly 300 employees. RMR has 10 recycling facilities; in addition to the Newport location, RMR operates yards in Greensburg, Indiana; Henderson, Louisville, Owensboro, Paducah, and Somerset, Kentucky; Metropolis, Illinois; and Xenia and Cincinnati, Ohio. Across the U.S., the DJJ family of companies operates nearly 70 scrap recycling and mill service facilities, plus 9 self-serve used auto part U-Pull-&-Pay stores.
Contact:
Ann DeWert
Director of Corporate Services | The David J. Joseph Company
(513) 419-6014
Ann.DeWert@djj.com

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