Union Pacific Railroad Earns Responsible Care Certification for Safe Chemical Handling

OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific Railroad’s safety processes meet the certification requirements under the Responsible Care Management System (RCMS) program of the American Chemistry Council, according to an independent audit.

“This is an outstanding accomplishment for Union Pacific that shows our commitment to safety and the handling of our customers’ chemical business in a secure manner,” said Diane Duren, Union Pacific vice president and general manager-Chemicals.

The RCMS institutes industry-wide standards designed to drive performance in several key areas including community awareness and emergency response, security, distribution, employee health and safety, pollution prevention, process safety, and product stewardship. Adopted by the American Chemistry Council in 2002, the RCMS builds on a basic plan-do-check-act philosophy that maximizes performance while allowing flexibility to meet distinct company and facility needs.

“This certification is recognition by the chemical industry of the safety efforts and best practices demonstrated by our employees every day across the railroad,” said Bob Grimaila, Union Pacific vice president-Safety, Security and Environment.