ISRI is dedicated to the idea that our workers are our most precious commodities. It is for this reason that ISRI continually looks for opportunities to strengthen its workplace safety initiatives using all possible avenues, including partnerships and resources available through the U.S. government. We believe that continuation of these types of cooperative programs between OSHA and industry help to drive safe operating practices and enhance safety awareness and culture throughout the regulated community. To that end, ISRI supports continuation of:
- The OSHA Alliance Cooperative Program. ISRI became a partner in the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) Alliance cooperative program in the fall of 2015. The goals of the program are to (1) provide ISRI's members and others with information, guidance, training, and other resources to protect the health and safety of workers within the scrap recycling industry and (2) promote understanding of the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under OSHA guidelines.
- The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. OSHA awards grants to nonprofit organizations on a competitive basis through its Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. Through the grant issues to ISRI in 2016, ISRI has been able to develop a hazard recognition training program being delivered to hundreds of recyclers around the country. Initiatives such as these, which provide the resources for the development of practical guidance and industry training, are invaluable.