Bandsaws generally don't kick back. I used to have a radial arm saw - sold it to someone who needed to do a ton of crosscutting to build a house. I keep eye protection scattered all over the shop, and lots of push sticks and push pads near the table saw, jointer, router table. 3 dust collectors. And plenty of lighting. I make jigs that use clamps to hold stock in place. Made a crosscut box/sled for the table saw. The big thing is to keep the work absolutely in position without using your body parts. That said, I don't use the guard or splitter that came with my table saw. I am not recommending that practice - just saying that I found it hard to use. I have ratcheting hold downs/stops for ripping - back in the day I think Leichtung sold them, and Rockler has something similar. If a cut feels or sounds funny I stop immediately. Ripping can release internal tension in a board and it can warp during the cut and pinch the blade. I would consider the SawStop if I were buying a new one. Even a drill press can screw you up if it grabs the piece, so clamps there too. About the only stuff I do freehand is sanding, and even then need to watch the angles in case the piece grabs. The lathe will occasionally throw a piece but I wear full face shield for that, and use full size tools I can hold under the armpit which really stabilizes them for me.