Union Pacific’s safety culture development among its 48,000 employees led to an impressive 23 percent injury rate improvement versus first quarter 2014. A railroad’s reportable injury rate is the total number of injuries reportable to the Federal Railroad Administration per 200,000 worker hours, which is equivalent to 100 employees working a full year.
Among other efforts helping to decrease the reportable injury rate, many Union Pacific employees participate in Courage to Care – a personal commitment to provide feedback to fellow employees to fix unsafe situations and to have the courage to accept feedback from coworkers – ensuring everyone goes home safe.
“Employees’ commitment to looking out for one another coupled with company processes, training and resources are moving safety in the right direction,” said Bob Grimaila, Union Pacific vice president – Safety, Security and Environment. “Still, we will not be satisfied until we achieve our goal of zero incidents.”
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 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.