Union Pacific recognized 54 companies with its distinguished Pinnacle Award for their commitment to safely transport chemical products. The annual award honors customers who implement release prevention protocols, corrective action plans and have zero non-accident releases (NARs) of regulated hazardous materials shipments.
Kenny Rocker, vice president and general manager – Industrial, said:
“Union Pacific’s Pinnacle Award commends customers dedicated to safety excellence, ensuring chemical shipments arrive to their destinations in the safest manner.
We appreciate the business collaboration, preventative measures and continued focus on eliminating chemical releases during transit.”
The Pinnacle Award program has recognized Union Pacific’s hazardous materials shippers for nearly 20 years. Criteria include safe-loading techniques, shipment securement and zero NARs. NAR is an unintentional hazardous material release during rail transportation not caused by an accident. Union Pacific’s hazardous materials safety team supports customers with joint rail safety training programs and rail car inspections. Pinnacle Award winners based on 2017 shipments are listed below. More information about Union Pacific’s commitment to safely transport hazardous materials is available in the Operating Safely section of its Building America Report.
Union Pacific Railroad Pinnacle Award Winners