Union Pacific Railroad Employees Match Best-Ever First Half Safety Performance
Omaha, Neb., July 30, 2014
Union Pacific Railroad employees achieved a 1.01 reportable safety incident rate for the first half of the year (through June 30, 2014), matching the best-ever rate achieved in the first half of 2011.
A company's employee injury rate is calculated using the number of injuries per 200,000 employee hours, which is equivalent to the number of hours worked by 100 full-time employees in a year.
"The safety of our employees, customers and communities is our No. 1 priority, and each day Union Pacific employees embrace a safety mindset to keep themselves and others safe," said Bob Grimaila, Union Pacific vice president - Safety, Security and Environment. "Through employees' 'Courage to Care' pledge to look out for themselves and others, the Total Safety Culture initiative, and the company's focus on identifying and mitigating risk, we continue to work toward our commitment to zero injuries."
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 2004-2013, Union Pacific invested approximately $30 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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