Environment & Safety

We are so enthusiastic about health, safety and the environment that we are one of the few companies our size that employs a full-time Safety/Environmental Director.

A Culture of Safety.

It's a simple goal – that takes a lot of time and effort. Everyone, including customers, contractors, visitors and teammates, leaves our facilities in the same, or better, physical condition than when they arrived.

With the goal of zero accidents, we have an aggressive, proactive approach to safety. Our comprehensive health and safety procedures and policies exceed standards established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). (See our Safety Policy Statement). The Sims Brothers safety program is successful thanks to a company-wide commitment to a strong, continuing safety culture.

Sims Brothers safety program includes:

  • Comprehensive safety orientation and monthly safety training meetings.
  • Regular safety walkthroughs of our
    facilities to maintain and improve safe working conditions.
  • Providing each employee with the tools, support, and knowledge they need to perform their duties safely and consistently.
  • Zero Tolerance policy with respect to
    the use of alcohol and drugs in the work place, reinforced by random drug dog inspections.


Every health and safety incident, no matter how large or small, is recorded within our comprehensive safety system. This allows us to analyze the possible causes of incidents and implement mitigation strategies to ensure that they are not repeated.

Luck is not the reason we have an enviable and excellent safety record for our industry. It's the culmination of something we work at every day.

Environmental Compliance

Sims Brothers Recycling is committed to operating in an environmentally responsible manner that protects human health, natural resources and the environment.

Our Safety/Environmental Director is a member of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Safety & Environmental Council and our president, Gary Sims, serves on the Ohio EPA Solid Waste Management Advisory Council.

We go beyond compliance with the law to integrate sound environmental practices into our daily decisions and activities. Some examples include:

  • Comprehensive refrigerant-recovery program.
  • Dust submission practices.
  • Forward-looking storm-water management.
  • Radioactive material detection systems.

Sims Brothers Recycling will continuously pursue a course of responsible environmental stewardship, complying with all federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations.

SIMS Safety Policy Statement