OMAHA, Neb., March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific employees set an all-time reportable personal injury rate record in 2015, improving 11 percent from 2014 to 0.87, making Union Pacific the safest Class 1 railroad in the United States, according to data reported by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). A railroad's reportable injury rate is the total number of injuries reported to the FRA per 200,000 employee hours, which is equivalent to 100 employees working a full year.
"Successfully finding and addressing risk in the workplace clearly is having a positive impact, as we seek to achieve annual records on our way to an incident-free environment," said Cameron Scott, Union Pacific executive vice president-Operations.
Union Pacific's relentless focus on creating an incident-free environment extends beyond employee safety. The company continuously looks for innovative approaches to enhance the safety and security of the communities in which it operates and the customers it serves.
In 2016, Union Pacific celebrates 20 years of Total Safety Culture (TSC) - a voluntary employee-led initiative that teaches employees safe behaviors while providing observations and feedback. Led and implemented by Union Pacific's union employees, and fully supported by the company's senior management, TSC empowers employees to address at-risk behaviors. Additionally, employees continue demonstrating their Courage to Care. Introduced in 2012, the company's Courage to Care initiative represents employees' commitment to prioritize working safely and looking out for one another.
ABOUT UNION PACIFIC
Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP). One of America's most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. From 2006-2015, Union Pacific invested approximately $33 billion in its network and operations to support America's transportation infrastructure. The railroad's diversified business mix includes Agricultural Products, Automotive, Chemicals, Coal, Industrial Products and Intermodal. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada's rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.
SOURCE Union Pacific