DJJ to participate in OSHA safety program

All 82 David J. Joseph facilities will take part in OSHA’s Stand Down for Fall prevention program.

June 3, 2014
Recycling Today Staff
Ferrous Nonferrous Personnel
The David J. Joseph Co. (DJJ), headquartered in Cincinnati, has announced plans to participate in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) National Safety Stand Down for Fall Prevention.

Starting the week of June 2, 2014, all 82 DJJ recycling facilities will conduct daily field-based safety meetings focusing on key aspects of fall prevention, the company says. The meetings will include fall hazard recognition; choosing the proper fall prevention systems; ladder safety; maintaining three-point contact; preventing slips, trips and falls on the same level; and a focused review of personal fall arrest gear, according to the company.

DJJ says  it appreciates OSHA’s efforts in organizing the event. “We support such outreach initiatives that greatly enhance cooperation between the agency and employers to work toward the same goal: a safe and healthful workplace,” DJJ states.

DJJ operates six regional scrap recycling companies in the United States that include 73 facilities and nine self-serve auto parts stores. Additionally, the company operates 15 domestic and international ferrous and nonferrous scrap brokerage offices and trades ferro-alloys and specialty pig iron.