Union Pacific became the safest US railroad and achieved its best annual employee safety performance in the company’s 154-year history in 2016. This marks the second consecutive year Union Pacific was the top-performing railroad in employee safety.
Union Pacific’s safety improved 11 percent with a 0.78 reportable injury rate in 2016, compared to 0.88 in 2015. Reportable injury rates represent the number of reportable injuries submitted to the Federal Railroad Administration per 200,000 employee hours worked.
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“This accomplishment reflects our employees’ unwavering commitment to make safety a part of everything they do and a step toward our goal of zero accidents and injuries,” said Rod Doerr, Union Pacific vice president -Safety and chief safety officer. “We are proud of our team and continue working to eliminate risks and create safer work environments every day.”
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