Railroads have lowered employee injury rates by 84% since 1980, according to the Association of American Railroads. U.S. Railroads have lower employee injury rates than most major industries because of rigorous safety training, technological advancements, special operating procedures, employee partnerships, and government safety regulations.

BNSF trains thousands of employees through its safety initiatives each year. BNSF’s employee safety record is consistently better than other forms of transit and is a recognized industry leader