Somerset Scrap Recycler had no work-related injuries or illnesses for four years straight.
River Metals Recycling (RMR) Somerset received the prestigious SHARP (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program) designation from the U.S. Department of Labor. Somerset is RMR’s fourth recycling facility in Kentucky to receive this award. The Newport, Owensboro, and Paducah locations also earned this distinguished designation.
Phillip Bush, Kentucky SHARP Administrator, recognized the Somerset recycling facility teammates for their commitment to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. SHARP is the highest honor OSHA awards to small worksites that demonstrate an exemplary commitment to workplace safety and health.
Bob Eviston, RMR president, thanked the Somerset teammates for their daily contribution to the company’s success and for operating for four straight years without any work-related injuries or illnesses. “Congratulations to all RMR Somerset teammates on receiving SHARP certification,” said Eviston. “At RMR, safety is our #1 core value. This award is a testament to RMR’s comprehensive safety process including ongoing training and procedures to ensure the safety of all teammates, customers, and suppliers. I want to thank the entire RMR team for their continued OWNERSHIP of ZERO!”
River Metals Recycling is the largest scrap recycler in Kentucky and in the greater Cincinnati area, with nine locations in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. Headquartered in Crescent Springs, Kentucky, RMR has over 200 teammates. River Metals Recycling’s Somerset facility specializes in scrap recycling services for households, tradesmen and businesses, and 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.