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ISRI Circle of Safety Excellence™


The Circle of Safety Excellence™ application period for the 2019 membership begins on 01/01/19 and ends on 03/15/19. The application period is for NEW and RETURNING  applicants. For returning members, you will need to reapply by entering your company safety data for the year 2018. All new applicants and returning members must submit their company's information no later than March 15, 2019 in order to be included in the initial benchmarking reports and to receive member benefits (ISRI member login required).

The ISRI Circle of Safety Excellence ™ (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.

Member Benefits:

  • Improve employee safety
  • Availability to network and share safety best practices e.g., near misses
  • Participate in setting safety benchmarks
  • Reduce workman’s compensation claims
  • Reduce your experience modification rate
  • Opportunity to participate in the annual ISRI Circle of Safety Excellence ™ Occupational Awards Program
  • One Free visit from ISRI Safety consisting of a Safety Blueprint or Transportation Outreach i.e., DOT assessment, defensive driving, vehicle inspection training, etc.  

COSE Occupational Awards


The ISRI Circle of Safety Excellence (COSE) awards recognize and rewards member companies for outstanding commitment to the safety of their employees by instilling core safety values and exhibiting continuous improvement in safety programs and worker incident reduction.

COSE Occupational Awards:

  1. Best-in-Class Award (Competitive Based)
  2. Rising Star Award (Perfomance Based)
  3. Superior Achievement Award (Performance Based)

Who Can Join

All Active ISRI members located within the United States and Canada, who process or consume scrap material and are committed to operating safely, are invited to apply to be part of the Circle.


2018 Members of ISRI’s Circle of Safety Excellence™

* Charter Members

ABC Recycling Ltd

Alpert & Alpert Iron & Metal Inc

* Alter Trading Corporation

Andersens Sales & Salvage Inc

Atlas Metal & Iron Corp

Audubon Metals LLC

Azcon Metals

Beacon Recycling

* Becker Iron & Metal Inc.

Berman Bros Inc

* Bluestar Metal Recycling Co.

Bob's Metals

* Brenner Recycling

* Brick Recycling Company, Inc.

* Buckman Iron & Metal, Inc.

* CASS Inc

* Champlin Tire Recycling Inc.


* Cohen Recycling

Colt Inc.

Combined Metal Industries, Inc.

* Consolidated Scrap Resources Inc.

Cozzi Recycling

Didion-Orf Recycling Inc.

* EL Harvey & Sons Inc.

Elgin Recycling Inc

Full Circle Recycling

* George Apkin & Sons Inc.

Green Metals Inc.

* Grossman Iron & Steel Co.

Harding Metals Inc.

Huron Valley Steel Corp

Jackson Iron & Metal Co Inc

Joe Krentzman & Son Inc

* Kramer Metals Inc.

Kripke Enterprises

Liberty Tire

Lopez Scrap Metal Inc.

Louisiana Scrap Metal Recycling

* M Gervich & Sons Inc.

* M Lipsitz & Co. Ltd

* Mallin Companies

* Manitoba Corp.

* Mayer Pollock Steel Corp.

* Mervis Industries Inc.

* Metal Exchange Corp.

* Metro Alloys Inc.

Mid City Scrap Iron & Salvage

Midwest Scrap Management Inc.

Monterrery Iron & Metal

* Muskingum Iron & Metal Co

Pacific Iron and Metal

Pacific Metals Recycling International

Pacific Steel & Recycling


* Penn Recycling Inc.

PK Metals

* Potomac Metals Inc.

* Reserve Management Group

* Rocky Mountain Recycling Inc.

* SA Recycling LLC

* Sadoff Iron & Metal Co-Div of Sadoff & Rudoy Industries LLP

* Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc.

* Schupan & Sons Inc.

Scrap Metal Services LLC.

* Sierra Recycling & Demolition Inc.

Sims Bros Inc

* Sims Metal Management

Spartan Recycling Group

* Staiman Recycling Corp.

Sullivan's Scrap Metals

Sunnking Inc

Tenenbaum Recycling Group LLC

The David J Joseph Co.

TMS International Corporation

* Tri-State Iron & Metal Co.

United Scrap Metal Inc.

Utah Metal Works Inc

* Wallach Iron & Metal Co. Inc.

Have Questions?

Commodor Hall
Director of Transportation Safety
(202) 662-8519
Elnaz Torabian
Safety Analyst & Coordinator
(202) 662-8511