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2005 Winners

Union Pacific Project Health Track 2005

Union Pacific Railroad has established a world-class integrated health, productivity and safety management program which has achieved widespread recognition as a best practice. The company has developed a unique Occupational Health Psychology Program. To support its initiatives, program champions developed a ¿health index¿ report card that provides feedback to managers related to their support of health and safety efforts at the railroad. This unique scoreboard/report card system provides key health metrics to managers at each major company site. Senior management at Union Pacific clearly articulates the value of health to employees and external audiences. The company has introduced aggressive environmental interventions aimed at reducing accidents at the workplace and improving employee health, e.g., stairways in buildings are accessible and well lit, an expanded smoking policy that includes not hiring smokers, and nutrition policies that mandate offering 50% healthy food choices in vending machines and cafeterias. Management chooses its food vendor based on the vendor¿s ability to provide healthy food choices.

2005 Honorable Mention

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