Union Pacific has been named one of the 2009 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award winners from the National Business Group on Health (NBGH).
UP, one of just 17 companies named to the platinum level, was the only railroad and only transportation company to be recognized by the NBGH.
The NBGH recognized companies that demonstrated exceptional commitments to a healthy workplace and for helping employees and their families make better choices for their own health and well-being.
“Employee health and fitness go hand in hand with safety and nothing is more important than safety to railroad employees,” said Barb Schaefer, Union Pacific senior vice president – Human Resources.
“Weight management is a specific health risk factor, which is why Union Pacific provides access for employees to fitness centers across the country, delivers health and wellness educational programs, and emphasizes healthy lifestyles.”
Union Pacific Corporation owns one of America's leading transportation companies.
Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, links 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country.
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