Crossing over Railcars
Safety Tip: Place Hands and Feet Carefully
Round the car carefully, using a sure grip. Remember: expect movement on any track, any time, in any direction. Note the position of the left foot and how it is slightly turned to utilize more surface area. Note the right foot placement and how the heel is used against the edge of the platform. Also look at how the employee uses at least a 3-point contact at all times and also how the feet are shuffled when crossing over. This has been proven to be the safest foot placement technique when crossing thru equipment. If the employee were to cross the feet, the danger of a misstep or trip would increase.