RMR Indiana plant retains INSHARP designation

Scrap metal recycling facility has gone for more than four consecutive years without an injury.

September 22, 2016

River Metals Recycling (RMR), headquartered in Crescent Springs, Kentucky, has announced that its Greensburg, Indiana, facility has been recertified as an Indiana Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (INSHARP) location. The Greensburg facility achieved the original INSHARP certification in August 2014.

RMR’s Greensburg recycling center handles ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal.

“River Metals Recycling maintains an excellent culture of occupational safety and health, thanks to the hard work by their teammates,” says Indiana Department of Labor (IDOL) Commissioner Rick Ruble. “By taking a proactive approach, rather than a reactive approach, RMR reduces accidents and strives to prevent them all together.”

Ruble adds, “We are very impressed by what this company has accomplished for not one, not two, but more than four years straight.” 

To participate in INSHARP, a company must develop, implement and maintain an exemplary worker safety and health management system and pass a comprehensive safety and health evaluation by the IDOL. In addition, the facility’s occupational injury and illness rates must be below the national industry average.

Less than 50 Indiana employers have achieved INSHARP certification, according to IDOL.

In a news release announcing the recertification, Bob Eviston, RMR president, says, “First and foremost, to the River Metals Recycling Greensburg recycling team, congratulations and thank you for achieving the INSHARP recertification."

RMR, wholly owned by Cincinnati-based The David J. Joseph Co., has locations in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. The company operates a total of nine facilities. RMR says it is the largest scrap recycler in Kentucky and in the greater Cincinnati area.