OMAHA, Neb., July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific Railroad achieved the safest first half of the year in its 154-year history with a record-low employee reportable injury rate of 0.70 from January through June. Reportable employee injury rates are measured by employee injuries reported to the Federal Railroad Administration for every 200,000 employee-hours worked.
Union Pacific became the safest Class I railroad in the United States based on its 2015 employee reportable injury rate of 0.87.
"Union Pacific's steady improvement in employee safety is a tribute to our employees who care about each other's safety and making sure everyone goes home safely," said Chief Safety Officer Rod Doerr, Union Pacific vice president – Safety. "We will continue focusing on safety until we reach our ultimate goal of zero injuries."
Union Pacific invests significant resources in training employees and developing innovative technologies that contribute to a safe work environment. More information about the company's safety improvement efforts is available in its Building America Report.
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.