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ISRI Announces Winners of the First-Ever Circle of Safety Excellence Occupational Awards

Awards recognize companies demonstrating core safety values

(Los Angeles) – As part of its Circle of Safety Excellence ™ (COSE) initiative, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) awarded three new safety awards at the 2019 ISRI Convention and Exposition. The COSE Occupational Awards recognize COSE member companies for outstanding commitment to the safety of employees by instilling core safety values and exhibiting continuous improvement in safety programs and worker incident reduction.

“The COSE Occupational Award Recipients have exhibited a responsible behavior on worker, facility and environmental levels to create and maintain a positive safety culture,” said Commodor Hall, safety transportation director for ISRI. “ISRI salutes the COSE Occupational Award Recipients that exemplify how the safest companies and facilities are also the most productive and ultimately the most successful.”

COSE is an initiative offered by ISRI to help improve worker, vehicle and facility safety within the recycling industry. The COSE members consist of like-minded companies which voluntarily come forward to share best practices and safety data for the betterment of their own safety operation, and at the same time be recognized by ISRI for their commitment to safety.

ISRI Circle of Safety Excellence Awards:

The Best-in-Class Award will be granted to the COSE Member Company or facility with the lowest OSHA Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) for the period of January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018. (OSHA 300 logs may be used to validate the member’s recordable incident experience). First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in each of four class categories, defined by annual hours worked.

The Rising Star Award will be granted to the COSE Member Company or facility that has achieved an OSHA Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) of 2.94 or less for the period of January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018. The standard of 2.94 was derived from a five year NAICS Code (4239) TRIR average. (OSHA 300 logs may be used to validate the member’s recordable incident experience). Awards will be in each of four class categories, defined by annual hours worked.

The Superior Achievement Award will be granted to the COSE Member Company or facility that has achieved an OSHA Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) of .75 or less for the period of January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018. (OSHA 300 logs may be used to validate the member’s recordable incident experience). Awards will be in each of four class categories, defined by annual hours worked.

Those recognized are as follows:

Best-in-Class Award, Small Class 22,000 to 100,000 hours or 11- 50 employees, (competitive based):
1. SA Recycling; Savannah, GA (Facility)
2. Alter Trading; Davenport, IA (Facility)
3. Pratt Recycling, Inc.; Staten Island, NY (Facility)

Best-in-Class Award, Intermediate Class 102,000 - 200,000 hours or 51 - 100 employees, (competitive based):
1. Southern Metals Recycling, Inc.; Savannah, GA (Company)
2. United Scrap Metal PA, LLC; Philadelphia, PA (Company)
3. United Scrap Metal VA, LLC; Richmond, VA (Company)

Best-in-Class Award, Medium Class 202,000 - 500,000 hours or 101- 250 employees, (competitive based):
1. Western Metals Recycling (Subsidiary of The David Joseph Company); Sandy, UT
2. Sierra Recycling and Demolition Bakersfield, CA; (Company)
3. Advantage Metals Recycling (Subsidiary of The David Joseph Company); Kansas City, MO

Best-in-Class Award, Large Class greater than 502,000 hours or more than 251 employees (competitive based):
1. United Scrap Metal, Inc.; Cicero, IL (Facility)
2. United Scrap Metal, Inc.; Cicero, IL (Company)
3. Audubon Metals, LLC; Henderson, KY (Company)

Superior Achievement Award, Small Class 22,000 to 100,000 hours or 11- 50 employees (performance based, less than a TRIR of .75):
• SA Recycling; Savannah, GA (Facility)
• Alter Trading; Davenport, IA (Facility)
• Pratt Recycling, Inc.; Staten Island, NY (Facility)
• Schupan Industrial Recycling; Elkhart, IN (Facility)
• Pratt Recycling, Inc.; Shreveport, LA (Facility)
• SA Recycling; Tucson, AZ (Facility)
• Pratt Paper IN LLC; Valparaiso, IN (Company)
• United Scrap Metal; MO LLC Saint Louis, MO (Company)
• Schupan Industrial Recycling; Kalamazoo, MI (Facility)
• Alter Trading ATP; Davenport, IA (Facility)
• Pratt Recycling, Inc.; Gary, IN (Facility)
• Green Metals, Inc.; – Texas Non-Metals San Antonio, TX (Facility)
• Alter Trading; Lincoln, NE (Facility)
• Alter Trading; – ABW Bettendorf, IA (Facility)
• J. Trockman & Sons, Inc.; Evansville, IN (Company)
• Pratt Recycling, Inc.; Rock Hill, SC (Facility)
• Alter Trading; Riceville, IA (Facility)
• Alter Trading; Kearney, NE (Facility)
• Pratt Recycling, Inc.; Salem, NC (Facility)
• Alter Trading; Saint Paul, MN (Facility)
• Alter Trading – NF; Peoria, IL (Facility)

Superior Achievement Award, Intermediate Class 102,000 - 200,000 hours or 51 - 100 employees (performance based, less than a TRIR of .75):
• Southern Metals Recycling, Inc.; Savannah, GA (Company)
• United Scrap Metal PA LLC; Philadelphia, PA (Company)
• United Scrap Metal VA LLC; Richmond, VA (Company)

Superior Achievement Award, Medium Class 202,000 - 500,000 hours or 101- 250 employees (performance based, less than a TRIR of .75):
• Western Metals Recycling (Subsidiary of The David Joseph Company); Sandy, UT
• Sierra Recycling and Demolition; Bakersfield, CA (Company)
• Advantage Metals Recycling (Subsidiary of The David Joseph Company); Kansas City, MO
• SA Recycling; Anaheim, CA (Facility)

Superior Achievement Award, Large Class greater than 502,000 hours or more than 251 employees (performance based, less than a TRIR of .75):
• United Scrap Metal, Inc.; Cicero, IL (Facility)
• United Scrap Metal, Inc.; Cicero, IL (Company)

Rising Star Award, Small Class 22,000 to 100,000 hours or 11- 50 employees (performance based, less than a TRIRI of 2.94)
• Pratt Recycling, Inc.; Fayetteville, NC (Facility)
• Pratt Recycling, Inc.; Denton, TX (Facility)

Rising Star Award, Intermediate Class 102,000 - 200,000 hours or 51 - 100 employees (performance based, less than a TRIRI of 2.94)
• SA Recycling; Bakersfield, CA (Facility)
• Texas Port Recycling (Subsidiary of The David Joseph Company); Houston, TX
• Alter Trading; Davenport, IA (Facility)
• Becker Iron & Metal; Venice, IL (Company)
• United Scrap Metal NC LLC; Charlotte, NC (Company)
• SA Recycling; El Paso, TX (Facility)
• Pratt Recycling, Inc.; Duncan, SC (Facility)
• Berman Bros, Inc.; Jacksonville, FL (Company)

Rising Star Award, Medium Class 202,000 - 500,000 hours or 101- 250 employees (performance based, less than a TRIRI of 2.94)
• Metal Recycling Services (Subsidiary of The David Joseph Company); Monroe, NC
• SA Recycling (Phoenix); Phoenix, AZ (Facility)
• SA Recycling (Terminal Island); Terminal Island, CA (Facility)
• Elgin Recycling; Gilbert, IL (Company)
• Pratt Recycling, Inc.; Conyers, GA (Facility)
• SA Recycling (Decatur); Decatur, AL (Facility)
• Sa Recycling (East Point); East Point, GA (Facility)

Rising Star Award, Large Class greater than 502,000 hours or more than 251 employees (performance based, less than a TRIRI of 2.94)
• Audubon Metals LLC; Henderson, KY (Company)
• Trademark Metal Recycling (Subsidiary of The David Joseph Company); Tampa, FL
• River Metals Recycling (Subsidiary of The David Joseph Company); Fort Mitchell, KY

All awards were presented during ISRI2019, ISRI’s Annual Convention and Exposition, held April 8-11, 2019, in Los Angeles.

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The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry™." ISRI represents 1,300 companies in 20 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.

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