Driven by the members of ISRI, RIOS was designed to help scrap recycling companies manage the quality, environmental, and health & safety issues in their operations. It combines them into a single, unified system and provides guidance to help recycling plants achieve measurable continual improvement. RIOS is based on ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001, and concentrates on aspects appropriate to scrap recycling. The six elements of RIOS cover general requirements, policy, planning, implementation, checking and corrective action, and management review. RIOS is designed to be flexible in that its different parts can be implemented in separate stages.
RIOS will benefit scrap operations in many ways. Since it integrates quality, environment, and health & safety in a single management system, scrap recyclers do not have to pay to implement separate systems in those areas. While the specific benefits will vary from facility to facility, in general the standard could:
RIOS is intended for scrap companies of all sizes and commodity lines. It is as appropriate for small firms as it is for large ones and equally applicable to metal processors, paper packers, and electronics recyclers, as well as many others.
If you are interested in RIOS membership, please contact SRI at 724-934-9000.
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