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U.P. CHAIRMAN PICKED FOR RANDOM TEST

Union Pacific Railroad's new random drug testing program has reached the executive suite.

Mike Walsh, chairman and chief executive officer, was the first member of the railroad's senior management to be tested under the computerized selection process.Union Pacific, which has hundreds of employees in Utah, began random testing this year for 1,626 managers who hold "safety-sensitive" jobs and 14,000 agreement train service employees.

Random testing was established as a complement to Union Pacific's 4-year-old program to test employees after accidents and for "reasonable cause." Coordinators say positive ratios dropped dramatically with the introduction of random drug testing.