Union Pacific Employees Achieve Record 2012 Safety Performance

        Union Pacific Employees Achieve Record 2012 Safety Performance

PR Newswire

OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 28, 2013

OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Union Pacific Railroad's
2012 employee safety performance was the best in the company's 150-year
history. Employees achieved a 1.01 reportable injury rate, surpassing the
previous best of 1.15 established in 2011. From 2002-2012, Union Pacific
employees improved their reportable injury rate by 58 percent.

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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.

"Our injury-rate improvement is evidence of our employees' personal commitment
to actively caring for their fellow employees, practicing behaviors such as
peer-to-peer observation and feedback," said Bob Grimaila, Union Pacific vice
president-Safety, Security and Environment. "Our safety leadership development
and continuous process improvement team efforts, including those driving down
operational variability to provide a more predictable work environment, also
play key roles in safety results."

Union Pacific utilizes innovative technology to improve employee safety, as
well. For example, many employees receive comprehensive on-the-job training
through computer software that teaches them how to maneuver locomotives in
rail yards, operate switches and sort rail cars onto different tracks based on
rail car destination. This video simulation technology gives employees an
opportunity to practice what they have learned in the classroom before they
work outside in the real-world rail yard.

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 links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by
rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. From 2007-2012,
Union Pacific invested $18 billion in its network and operations to support
America's transportation infrastructure, including a record $3.7 billion in
2012. 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.


SOURCE Union Pacific

Website: http://www.up.com
Contact: Tom Lange, +1-402-544-3560, tomlange@up.com, @tlange23
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