Safety is a top priority at Union Pacific. As a company, they continuously look for innovative approaches to enhance the safety and security of their employees, the communities and the customers they serve. From 2002 to 2012 the employee report injuries were reduce by 58%, railroads crossing injuries where reduce by 15% and safety technology which was also reduce by 15%. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, railroads have the lowest employee injury rates than any other form of transportation. The company work with federal, state and local law enforcement to promote safety and reduce collision at railroad crossing. Union Pacific continue to work toward new technology and better ...view middle of the document...
Our Total Safety Culture (TSC), a voluntary, employee-owned process focused on training, observations and feedback, is a valuable component.
TSC directly empowers our union employees to address at risk behaviors. The values of the program are shared, and supported, by the company’s senior management.
TSC is active in all three regions of our company’s service area, and each location has an Implementation Team (I-Team) representative of the work force. I-Team members collaborate with TSC facilitators and master trainers to train employees on safe workplace standards. Both voluntary positions, facilitators guide the I-Team and master trainers make sure training meets TSC standards. Union Pacific’s TSC master trainers must complete seven modules and be unanimously approved by a review board to assume the role.
Union Pacific reduced crossing accident rates by 15 percent from 2002 to 2012. The company works with federal, state and local officials to promote safety at rail crossings. Government officials determine where signals should be placed and when crossing improvements and safety upgrades are needed.
We will continue to work toward improving infrastructure and collaborating with state and local governments and law enforcement personnel to reduce collisions.
“Caring, collaboration and community” best describe Union Pacific’s public safety efforts, and these traits are embodied in the railroad’s public safety initiative, UP CARES.
Union Pacific engages in safety outreach through community events, media, Union Pacific special agents, employee resource groups and Operation Lifesaver. UP CARES events offer opportunities to interact one-on-one with a range of community stakeholders to communicate key safety messages and change unsafe behavior.
Our derailment reportable rate decreased 15 percent from...