"We had 5-6 people scrape/cut themselves walking past this exposed thermostat, so we finally complained... came in this morning to this solution."
I want it done, right.
You can have a job done right AND not run the risk of serious harm...
Name one example of the pics where the job is being done where it couldn't have been done safely.
#9 seems like a no-brainer. Don't walk into the post and you'll be fine.