The rail industry’s commitment to the safety of its more than 180,000 employees is continuous. Increased investment in infrastructure and equipment as well as rigorous safety training programs and partnerships; safety-enhancing technologies; and special operating procedures have helped railroads to reduce employee injury rates by 84 percent since 1980 and 47 percent since 2000.
*Capital spending + maintenance expenses on infrastructure and equipment
**Employee injuries per 100 full-time equivalents.
Source: AAR, FRA