Safety | Rieth-Riley

Rieth-Riley was awarded the Indiana Construction Association, a chapter of the AGC of America, Gold Summit Award for Leadership in Construction Employee Safety.

The deciding committee looks at all aspects of safety within a company but weighs heavily on questionnaires given to supervisors in the field. Leadership in safety encompasses all employees from office personnel, field employees, to upper management. Rieth-Riley received this award because of the efforts of everyone.

"The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example". - John Wooden

Everyone Owns Safety

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At Rieth-Riley we think like owners, because we are. And for us, that means we are the owners of our safety as well as the safety of others. It's a proactive approach that revolves around becoming more aware of our surroundings, speaking up when we see at-risk behaviors, fixing hazards as we see them, and reporting those finds and fixes.

Safety is a top priority at Rieth-Riley. We are committed to making absolutely sure that the safety of every employee is paramount. Our dedication to safety has resulted in a safety record well above the industry average.

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In order to maintain our outstanding safety record, we require that all of our supervisors receive formal safety training, including OSHA 10-hour and OSHA 30-hour courses in construction safety, OSHA trenching, Excavation and Soil Mechanics, and every supervisor receives mandatory First Aid/CPR training on a regular basis. Employees working at our mining operations receive training in accordance with MSHA safety regulations and attend 8-hour refresher training annually.

Asphalt PavingAll employees are required to attend weekly Toolbox Talks that cover topics specific to the construction industry and ongoing work operations within the company. Our Stretch and Flex program is second to none and is completed on a daily basis amongst all of our craft employees.

When incidents do arise on a project, our Risk Management and Safety Team provide a thorough examination. The information is analyzed to determine negative trends that are immediately addressed.

Rieth-Riley is regularly recognized by the AGC of America's Safety Award program for having injury incident and lost time incident rates 25% below the national industry rates. Rieth-Riley is also a partner with IOSHA in their Safety Management Program.

Congratulations Rieth-Riley for being awarded the Gold and Platinum Safety Award. It was a team effort and everyone should be proud. "We are all in this together"!

Safety Program Award Recipients

Indiana Asphalt PavingThe 2016 ICI Membership Meeting featured the 2016 Safety Program Awards presentation. We'll post an in-depth article next week, but it's our honor and privilege to share the award recipients and their award videos here today (click links below to watch videos):

Platinum Safety Program Award

(Overall Leader in Construction Employee Safety)

ICI Gold Award Rieth-Riley

(Contractor or Subcontractor with more than 300,000 Indiana hours)


Rieth-Riley adheres to strict quality standards and maintains an extensive, formal training program for its employees. Our employees differentiate Rieth-Riley from the competition and we invest heavily to ensure you have the best contractor on site.

Click on the links below to view our Safety Data Sheets

Safety Data Sheets

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Highway work zone awareness INDOT:

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Asphalt Paving Association of Indiana Safe Worker Award winners.

Indiana Safe Worker Award Winners

These men are nominated by the teams where they work by going above and beyond expected safety performance. . The APAI then bestows these honors based on their leadership in construction safety.

Pictured from left to right: Joey Daley (LaPorte), Kevin Deming (South Bend), Gregg Vandeventer (Lafayette), Mike Fish (Indianapolis), Stan Meadows (Gary, not pictured). Photo by: Jim Reid, Anchor Media LLC

Given by the Northwest Indiana Business Round Table for excellence in safety (2015)

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