Company recognized for safety and health performance.
River Metals Recycling's (RMR) Newport, Ky., facility, has won the Kentucky Governor's Safety and Health Award for businesses with 1 to 250 employees in 2012. RMR is a wholly owned subsidiary of The David J. Joseph Co., (DJJ) a Cincinnati-based subsidiary of Nucor Corp.
The goal of the awards program is to promote safety and health awareness, sound work practices and to recognize the resulting reduction in injuries and illnesses in the workplace.”
A DJJ release notes that the Governor's Safety and Health Award provides special recognition for RMR Newport's outstanding safety and health performance and encourages development of programs designed to reduce and even eliminate occupational injuries and illnesses.
DJJ says that the Governor’s Safety and Health Award was given to RMR and its employees, who together have achieved the minimum required number of hours worked without experiencing a lost-time injury or illness at their establishment.
RMR, headquartered in Crescent Springs, Ky., has nearly 300 employees based throughout its 10 recycling facilities. In addition to Newport, RMR operates yards in Greensburg, Ind.; Henderson, Louisville, Owensboro, Paducah and Somerset, Ky.; Metropolis, Ill.; and Xenia and Cincinnati, Ohio.