Sims Metal Management driver has logged 44 years of safe driving
(Las Vegas, NV) –At the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) 2018 Convention and Exposition, Joseph Cody of
Sims Metal Management was presented today with ISRI’s Safe Driver of
the Year Award for completing 44 verifiable years of safe driving.
“Joseph Cody has clearly demonstrated a strong commitment to safety,”
said Commodor Hall, transportation safety director for ISRI. “His track
record of safe driving shows his concern for those around him including
other drivers on the road, and coworkers and customers at his facility.
With safety at the top his mind, Cody is a true example of a safe
Cody is a third generation Sims Metal Management employee. His father
was an account manager and his grandfather was a crane operator at the
same location that he has worked at for 44 years in Sacramento,
California. In his personal time, Joe loves riding motorcycles and
“We at Sims Metal Management congratulate our long-time driver, Joseph
Cody, for this prestigious award,” says Vispi Patel, General Manager of
the West Region of Sims Metal Management. “Joseph exemplifies our
commitment to safety. We are honored both by Joseph’s commitment to
safety, demonstrated by his vigilance both on and off the road, and by
his commitment to the company. Joseph not only is exemplary by his
record of safe driving but also by his willingness to share what he has
learned with others in his 44 years with the company.”
ISRI’s Safe Driver of the Year Award, now in its sixth year, recognizes
outstanding drivers who have driven a commercial vehicle for at least 20
years without incurring a preventable accident. The award is based on
the following mandatory criteria:
Nominations may be submitted by ISRI members in good standing.
Nominees must be full-time employees whose primary responsibility is to operate a commercial motor vehicle.
Nominees must be current employees of the nominating member company, and
must be employed for at least 1 year (12 consecutive months).
Nominations must be made by someone familiar with the nominee’s work history, such as manager, safety director, etc.
No more than 3 drivers may be nominated from the same member company.
Nominees must meet the minimum requirement of 10 years of verifiable employment as a commercial motor vehicle technician.
Other criteria taken into account are the driver’s contribution to
highway safety (driver trainer), letters of appreciation, deeds of
heroism on or off the job, and civic and fraternal organizations.
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The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI)
is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry™." ISRI represents more than
1,300 companies in 21 chapters in the U.S. and more than 40 countries
that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals,
paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With
headquarters in Washington, DC, the Institute provides education,
advocacy, safety and compliance training, and promotes public awareness
of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the
environment and sustainable development. Generating nearly $117 billion
annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry
provides nearly half a million Americans with good jobs.
About Sims Metal Management
Metal Management is one of the world’s largest metal and electronics
recyclers with over 250 facilities, operations in 18 countries, and more
than 4,800 employees globally. The Company’s ordinary shares are listed
on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: SGM) and its American
Depositary Shares are quoted on the Over-the-Counter market in the
United States (USOTC: SMSMY). Please visit our website (www.simsmm.com) for more information on the Company and recent developments.