Representative Dennis Keene was on hand for the presentation to River Metals Recycling (RMR) Newport Kentucky facility of the prestigious Governor’s Safety and Health Award for businesses with 1 – 250 employees in 2012. The premise behind the Kentucky Labor Cabinet’s award program is “…to promote safety and health awareness, good sound work practices and to recognize the resulting reduction in injuries and illnesses in the workplace…” 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. The Governor’s Safety and Health Award is 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.
River Metals Recycling works to create an environment safe from industrial and environmental hazards for our employees and our customers. RMR’s safety program is successful thanks to company-wide staff commitment and to its strong, continuing safety culture. By taking a proactive approach to safety, rather than a reactive approach, RMR reduces accidents, and strives to prevent them all together.