On July 25, 2018 River Metals Recycling (RMR) Paducah received the prestigious SHARP (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program) recertification. RMR’s exceptional safety record garnered the company its second SHARP award, which was presented by Phillip Bush, Kentucky SHARP Administrator and Matt Caudill, Industrial Hygiene Consultant at the Kentucky Labor Cabinet. RMR Paducah achieved the original SHARP certification in October, 2015. Paducah is RMR’s fourth recycling facility in Kentucky to receive this award. The Newport, Owensboro, and Somerset locations also earned this distinguished designation.
The Paducah recycling facility teammates were recognized 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 Paducah teammates for their daily contribution to the company’s success and for operating for seven straight years without any work-related injuries or illnesses. “Congratulations to all RMR Paducah teammates on receiving SHARP certification,” said Eviston. “It is yet another testament to safety being our No. 1 core value. River Metals Recycling teammates’ commitment to safety has never been stronger, and this award reflects the entire team’s goal of zero accidents. I want to thank the entire RMR team for their continuing safety focus!”
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 260 teammates. River Metals Recycling’s Paducah 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.