I'm not too keen on the workers stepping on railheads, though.
That messes with me, too. Especially on a wet day, up high, with hot rail nearby. No thanks.
Now what's really crazy, most countries (Germany and Austria for example) they step all over the railhead and they don't wear safety shoes. A few years back, I was waiting for a train in Innsbruck. A freight came through for a crew change. Dude walks out of a crew room in Chuck Taylors with no socks, scampers across the tracks all over the railheads, and climbs in. I about fell over. I figured in Germany, they'd have to get permission from the President of the railroad to do that.