River Metals Recycling Paducah achieves SHARP workplace safety recognition

Paducah, Kentucky, scrap recycling company had no work-related injuries or illnesses for four years straight.

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October 15, 2015

River Metals Recycling (RMR) Paducah in Kentucky has received the prestigious SHARP (Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program) designation from the U.S. Department of Labor. Paducah is RMR’s third recycling facility in Kentucky to receive this award. The Newport and Owensboro 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, says the facility’s staff members have operated for four straight years without any work-related injuries or illnesses.

“Congratulations to all RMR Paducah teammates on receiving SHARP certification,” says 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!”

RMR is one of the largest scrap recyclers 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 250 teammates.

RMR'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.

RMR is owned by The David J. Joseph Co. (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 steel producer Nucor Corp.’s family of companies. Nucor is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.