Does anyone know how I could get into the NYC Transit Track Safety? My job sometimes requires me to be around the tracks and platforms, and I thought that it would be a good idea to take the class.
TacSupport1 wrote:You guys are ridiculous.Duh, exactly the point. They -the MTA -already has, do you think the MTA is going to let just any ol' Joe work on the ROW without supervision? If his job required him to be in harms way the MTA would provide the necessary protection. Do you think the MTA doesn't know who is working or filming on the property and it's their responsibility to notify the TA of what they're doing and if it's safe? Any work done by non-MTA personnel on the property has to be approved in advance, part of that approval is safety training and protection.
All this guy is looking for is a contact at MTA, THEY can decide whether the class is appropriate for him or not.
If he's working on the tracks, active or not, his desire to educate himself about the potential hazards isn't a bad thing.
If, god forbid, him or one of his fellow union members were to get hurt, you guys would be on here bashing them for not knowing what they are doing.
TacSupport1 wrote:He says he works around the railroad....he INQUIRED about taking a class.... Let the MTA decide whether the class is appropriate for him.This isn't a defensive driving course or first aid class we're talking about, you don't sign up and get a certificate. It is a required course for those whose duties require them to work on the tracks. It's more than just 'stay off the tracks' or 'don't step on the third rail.' There are rules and protocols that are taught to be followed. Instead of training every single person who spends a few days a year on the property, the MTA takes some of the hazards away and provides extra protection, ie. suspends service, shuts down third rail, trained TA personnel on the scene supervising.