Union Pacific Employees Set Safety Records

Jul 27, 2015, 12:49 ET from Union Pacific

OMAHA, Neb., July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific employees made gains toward the company's ultimate goal of zero incidents, setting second-quarter and year-to-date safety performance records.

Union Pacific's employees achieved a 0.81 reportable injury rate for the second-quarter, improving 19 percent over the same period last year. Year-to-date, employees recorded a 0.82 reportable injury rate, compared to 1.06 year-to-date in 2014. A railroad's reportable injury rate is the total number of injuries reported to the Federal Railroad Administration per 200,000 employee hours, which is equivalent to 100 employees working a full year.

Contributing to the results is employees' dedication to Courage to Care - a personal commitment to provide feedback to fellow employees to mitigate unsafe situations and to have the courage to accept feedback from co-workers. Additionally, thousands of employees systemwide participated in a "Safety Stand Down" in April, stopping work to assess risk and opportunities for improvement in individual work areas. A second stand down is being planned for October. 


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 2005-2014, Union Pacific invested more than $31 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.

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