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Union Pacific Railroad Employees Achieve Best-Ever Annual Safety Performance

Union Pacific Railroad's 2014 annual employee safety performance was the best in company history. Employees achieved a 0.98 reportable injury rate, surpassing the previous record established in 2012. The 0.98 reportable rate is an impressive 11 percent reduction from the 2013 reportable rate of 1.10, demonstrating a solid commitment to reducing injuries and generating progress toward the company's commitment to zero injuries.

A company'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.

"The keys to our improvements in employee safety are threefold: a commitment to risk reduction through technology, process improvement and capital investments; all employees embracing our "Courage to Care" pledge to look out for one another; and our well-established, employee-led Total Safety Culture initiative," said Bob Grimaila, Union Pacific vice president - Safety, Security and Environment. "Together, these activities engage employees to help keep safety top of mind for seasoned employees and prepare newer employees to be safe in the railroad work environment."

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