Woodworkers pose a risk for insurance purposes, but you can take steps to lower it.
While using a pushstick to rip some thin strips, I realized that there must be a better, safer way to get the work done. This fence-riding pusher provides downward pressure on the workpiece and keeps your hand well clear of the blade.
Begin by clamping your safety guard and stop, in place.
My jointer's plastic pushblocks have provided years of durable service.
To keep fingers safely away from your bit when routing, use a push block.
Woodworking instructor Carol Reed's shop-made push blocks not only protect your fingers at the router table, they give you much more control for accuracy and success.