I think we need a new thread. I have been in engineering and construction for 40 + years and we not only preach safety, we have to live it. In the field, we have tool box meetings before work in the morning to go over any incident in the days before and what we are to expect in the days work. Every engineering or construction meeting starts with a safety moment where a safety topic is delivered by one of the participants. (sometimes at random so all attendees come prepared.) We started a safety minute with our club (Gulf Coast Woodturners) when I was on the board and sponsor of the safety minute. We could do this at national meetings and anytime we do a demo. It sure would reinforce what could happen. In large construction projects, the main issues are cranes and ditch work. What is the main issue with wood working? Band saws and table saws are probably up there along with unsupported wood on chucks. Today I was trying to core a yellow birch burl and the coring tool continued to catch in a wood defect. The wood came off the chuck and landed (several times) The only thing hurt was my dignity. Face Shield, and standing away from the side of the turning saved a possible bruise. I believe we could all do with safety reminders. Knowledge comes from experience, sometimes bad experience.