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ISRI adds three new safety awards recognizing companies demonstrating core safety values

New program builds on existing transportation safety awards

ISRI adds three new safety awards recognizing companies demonstrating core safety values

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As part of its Circle of Safety Excellence (COSE) initiative, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) will be awarding three new safety awards at this year's 2019 ISRI Convention and Exposition, set to take place April 8-11 in Los Angeles. 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. COSE members have until March 15 to apply.

"Safety is a core value of ISRI," said ISRI Safety Transportation Director Commodor Hall. "The COSE Occupational Awards were designed to recognize those companies that exemplify this value and set the standard for safety in the recycling industry. Together, with the Transportation Safety Awards, they demonstrate a company of individual's high-level of commitment to the safety of employees, customers, and general public through operations, practices, and culture."

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.

Eligible members can apply for the awards online. Those interested in joining COSE can learn more and apply online.

Transportation Safety Awards:
The entry period 2019 Transportation Safety Awards is also open until March 15. The program, now in its seventh year, recognizes those with a superior record of safety in the field of transportation. It consists of four awards: the Best Fleet Awards, Pacesetter Awards, the Driver of the Year Award, and the ISRI Golden Wrench Award. The Transportation Safety Award program is sponsored by the RecycleGuard Insurance Program.

The Best Fleet Awards will be presented to the ISRI member with both the lowest vehicle accident rate and the lowest DOT severity rate for the calendar year 2018 in each of four classes, determined by size.

The Pacesetter Awards will be granted to the ISRI member with the lowest 36-month accident record, and the lowest vehicle severity accident rate for the same 36-month period in each of four classes, determined by size.

The Driver of the Year Award will be awarded to the commercial vehicle driver with the best 20-year driving 
record, with the minimum qualification being no at-fault accidents during the driver's entire career. The winner will receive $500, trophy, leather jacket, and a trip to ISRI2019.

The ISRI Golden Wrench Award will be given to the best heavy vehicle maintenance technician or manager who exhibits outstanding efforts, achievements, and contributions to ensure that commercial vehicles are safe on the road. The winner will receive a trophy and a trip to ISRI2019.

Entry forms and additional information on all Safety Awards can be on ISRI's website. All awards will be presented during ISRI2019, ISRI's Annual Convention and Exposition, held April 8-11, 2019, in Los Angeles.

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