Apparently the worker in the photo must have believed the message on the banner to “THINK Safety” applied to only those working on the shop floor. And, no pun in tended, he was above the rule.
Working from the platform
Make sure persons working from the platform:
-Keep a firm footing on the platform;and
-Do not use guardrails, planks, ladders, or any other device to gain additional height or reach
The Washington Administrative code makes it pretty clear; the workers feet belong firmly on the platform floor, no where else, and certainly not on the guard rails.
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Picture source: the Navy Safety Center