Union Pacific Railroad’s employees achieved a 1.01 reportable injury rate in 2012, surpassing the company’s previous record of 1.15 established in 2011.
From 2002 to 2012, UP employees improved their reportable injury rate by 58%.
UP’s Twin Cities Service Unit achieved a 70% improvement in 2012 compared with 2011, with an employee reportable injury rate of 0.56. The unit has about 900 employees and is made up of more than 650 miles of track in Minnesota, western Wisconsin and northern Iowa.
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.