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River Metals Recycling Honored for Safety

River Metals Recycling (RMR) in Newport received the Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) re-certification for taking measures to ensure the safety and health of all employees.  

RMR’s safety record garnered the company its third SHARP award, which was presented by the Acting Secretary of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet Mike Nemes. 

RMR Newport achieved the original SHARP certification in December 2013 and was the first recycling facility in Kentucky to earn SHARP status. The latest award represents RMR’s second SHARP re-certification.   

The Newport facility was recognized for its commitment to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. SHARP is one of the highest honors OSHA awards to small work sites that demonstrate an exemplary commitment to workplace safety and health.  

Mr. Bob Eviston, RMR President, thanked all RMR teammates for operating for eleven straight years without any lost time injuries. “At RMR, safety is our number-one core value," he said. "This award is a testament to RMR’s comprehensive safety process including ongoing training and procedures to ensure the safety of all teammates, customers, and suppliers. Proactive safety practices are key to reducing workplace injuries. I want to thank the entire RMR team for their continued ownership of zero!”

River Metals Recycling is the largest scrap recycler in Kentucky and in the Greater Cincinnati area, with nine locations in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. RMR is headquartered in Crescent Springs, and has 260 employees.   

River Metals Recycling’s Newport facility employs 44.

Newport 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 wholly owned by The David J. Joseph Company.

-Staff report
Photo: River Metals Rectcling (RCN file)