Safety is a key value in the company culture of Riddleberger Brothers, Inc. Our philosophy is to create an accident-free environment through leadership, communication, and motivation. This commitment begins at the top and continues throughout the organization.

“Safety is not just for you and me, it’s so we can go home to be with our families.”

Keith Lantz
Sheet Metal Field Mechanic


RBI employees working on ductsRiddleberger Brothers employees are empowered with the right and responsibility to stop work for safety. We also apply a “Team Safety” approach in which everyone is responsible for their individual safety as well as the safety of everyone around them. In addition, we were the first mechanical contractor in Virginia to attain SHARP (Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program) certification. Riddleberger Brothers, Inc. has implemented several safety programs, including:

  • Compliance with OSHA and VOSH standards
  • Substance Abuse Policy
  • Written Hazard Communication Program
  • Confined Space Entry Program
  • Lockout/Tagout Program
  • Equipment Training and Licensing

Riddleberger Brothers, Inc. provides OSHA 10 training to all field and shop employees. In addition, employees are trained on a variety of topics which include:

  • Fall Protection
  • Confined Space
  • Electrical Safety
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Hazard Communication
  • Personal Protective Equipment

Think 5 x 5

Our “Think 5 x 5” safety initiative is taught to all employees to increase safety awareness and enhance the company’s safety culture. This practice helps RBI employees "take 5 seconds and 5 steps back" to think about their surroundings and make sure it’s a safe work environment.

Near Miss Reporting

Look for the Near Miss QR code around our facility for easy reporting:

Riddleberger Brothers Near Miss Report QR Code