OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific's employees achieved a 0.92 reportable injury rate through the third quarter, improving 12 percent over the same period 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.
"While we continue to make significant improvement, we won't be satisfied until we reach our goal of zero incidents, ensuring every employee goes home safely at the end of each day," said Cameron Scott, executive vice president-Operations.
Employees continue to place an emphasis on demonstrating Courage to Care – a personal pledge to safety. Introduced in 2012, it represents a culture of safety and personal accountability and strengthens the degree to which each and every employee prioritizes safety as an issue.
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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.
SOURCE Union Pacific