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Our Commitment to Safety

We work to create an environment that eliminates industrial and environmental hazards for our employees and customers. Our safety process is successful thanks to company-wide staff commitment and to its strong, continuing safety culture.

Recognized as a Safety Leader

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OSHA’s SHARP Designation

 River Metals Recycling’s Newport, Kentucky recycling facility proudly received the prestigious SHARP (Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program) designation from the Kentucky Secretary of Labor. RMR Newport was the first recycling facility in Kentucky to earn SHARP status and the first to be recertified. SHARP is one of the highest honor OSHA awards to businesses that demonstrate an exemplary commitment to workplace safety and health. RMR is proud to have 6 facilities SHARP certified:  Owensboro, Paducah, Newport and Somerset, Kentucky, Greensburg, Indiana and Xenia, Ohio.

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The Nucor President’s Safety Award

Our commitment to safety helped River Metals Recycling to earn the Nucor President’s Safety Award. This prestigious accolade is presented annually to Nucor affiliates with accident rates below 1/3 of the recycling industry average. River Metals Recycling employees are proud to have earned this award, yet the goal remains to be even better every year.

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Governor’s Safety and Health Award

RMR Newport and Somerset Kentucky facilities each won the prestigious Governor’s Safety and Health Award for businesses with 1 – 250 employees. 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 and Somerset’s outstanding safety and health performance and encourages development of programs designed to reduce and even eliminate occupational injuries and illnesses. 

Multiple Years Injury Free

With our overriding goal of zero accidents, we have comprehensive safety procedures in place at all our facilities. This includes ongoing training and proactive, rather than reactive approaches, to ensure the safety of all employees, customers, suppliers and visitors.