River Metals Recycling’s (RMR) Greensburg, IN facility was recently recognized as an Indiana Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (INSHARP) location. INSHARP businesses are proven workplace safety and health leaders.
“River Metals Recycling demonstrates a tireless dedication to safety,” said Indiana Department of Labor (IDOL) Commissioner Rick J. Ruble. “Their employees are able to go to work knowing safety is a priority today and will continue to be tomorrow, next week and next year.”
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.
Last year, RMR’s Newport, KY location became the first recycling center in Kentucky to achieve SHARP certification. Both Newport and Somerset, KY locations received Governor’s Workplace Safety Awards from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet.
Bob Eviston, RMR President, thanked the Greensburg team for their daily contribution to the company’s success, stating, “Safety is recognized and promoted as a core value at RMR. Active participation throughout all levels of the organization is key to the success of our safety process, and we continue to explore new ways to improve safety in our plants. Congratulations to all RMR Greensburg teammates on receiving this important INSHARP certification.”
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. RMR is headquartered in Crescent Springs, Kentucky and has nearly 300 teammates. River Metals Recycling’s Greensburg facility specializes in scrap recycling services for households, tradesmen and businesses. The Greensburg 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.