ISRI’s Annual Safety Stand-Down Day 2020
Identifying Hazards, Reducing Risk, Eliminating Accidents and Saving Lives


ISRI members are encouraged to shut down operations for at least One-Hour on every shift on Wednesday, June 17, to engage in safety education. The education can be in any form, from employee training (best practices for preventing accidents and injuries on site), to conducting a facility/yard inspection, or any other effective safety training that frontline employees can readily use as a takeaway.

As part of the safety training we recommend that you consider the following training resources:

  1. COVID-19: Recycler's Guide for Safe Operations
  2. Fall Protection
  3. Respirable Crystalline Silica
  4. Machinery – Moving Parts
  5. Unexpected Machine Startup, Lockout/Tagout
  6. Fire Safety Practices (Scrap Facilities)
  7. Protecting Yourself When Handling Contaminated Sharps
  8. Sample Draft Mobile Cell Phone Policy for CMV drivers
  9. Guidance for Torch Cutting
  10. Personal Protective Equipment Fact Sheet
  11. Portable Fire Extinguishers / Fire Extinguisher Use

2020 Safety Stand-Down Member Participation

ISRI members from across the country have shared their safety activities, photographs, and videos with ISRI showing how they participated in this year’s industry Safety Stand-Down Day. This is a day where businesses are asked to take at least one hour out of their work schedule to focus on health and safety matters with their frontline employees. This year we saw a great turnout from the membership. Members conducted a variety of training ranging from first aid & CPR, blind spot awareness around mobile equipment, safety leadership, risk assessment, COVID-19 protocols, and many other forms of safety training were administered. With that said, ISRI thanks all of you for taking part in this crucial event, and for making safety a core value and not just a priority.

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A & W Iron and Metal Kewaskum, WI
ABC Recycling Burnaby, BC
Azcon Metals Alton, IL, Duluth, MN, Hegewich,IL & Sterling, IL
Battery Solutions Wixom, MI
Camden Metal Co. Camden, NJ
Champlin Tire Concordia, KS
Combined Metals Inc. North York, Ont.
Eastern Metal Recycling Egg Harbor, NJ
Eastern Metal Recycling Camden Pier, NJ
EMR Atlas Traders Sharon Hill, PA
Full Circle Recycling Johnston, RI
Harding Metals Northwood, NH
Liberty Tire (51 locations including Canadian operations) Pittsburgh, PA
Monterrey Iron and Metal San Antonio, TX
NASCO-OP New Philadelphia, OH
PNW Metals Clackamas, OR
Pratt Industries Winston Salem, Nc
Pratt Industries Atlanta, GA
Pratt Industries Houston, TX
Pratt Industries Savannah, GA
Pratt Industries Winston Salem, NC
Pratt Industries Duncan, SC
Pratt Industries Conyers, GA
Pratt Industries Denton, TX
Pratt Industries Memphis, TN
Pratt Industries Rock Hill, SC
Pratt Industries Wichita, KS
Pratt Industries Nashville, TN
Pratt Industries Fayetteville, NC
Pratt Industries Gary, IN
Pratt Industries Shreveport, LA
Pratt Industries Wapakoneta, OH
PSC Metals Beaver Falls, PA
PSC Metals Columbus, OH 
PSC Metals Slippery Rock, PA
PSC Metals Elyria, OH
PSC Metals Knoxville, TN
PSC Metals Chattanooga, TN
PSC Metals Cookeville, TN
PSC Metals Dalton, GA
PSC Metals Barberton, OH
PSC Metals Wooster, OH
PSC Metals Canton, OH
PSC Metals Navarre, OH
PSC Metals Massillon, OH
PSC Metals Cleveland, OH
Rocky Mountain Recycling Commerce City, CO
Scrap Metal Services East Chicago, IN
Shapiro Metals Saint Louis, MO
Southern Scrap Company Pensacola, FL
Wise Services Culpeper, VA

Have Questions?

Tony Smith
VP, Safety
(202) 662-8529